Southwold Town Council and The Parochial Church Council Southwold Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020

Posted on by Tania Birtwistle

 Press Release

Southwold Town Council, the local clergy, in partnership with the Southwold branch of the Royal British Legion, jointly arrange Remembrance Services for the town.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 virus and Government restrictions, it is not possible to observe Remembrance Sunday in 2020 in the usual way, and Initial attempts to organise an outdoor ceremony around the war memorial have proved impossible due to Gov.uk Covid 19 guidelines. Instead there will be a service in St Edmund’s Parish church at 10.50am, during which a two minute silence will be observed at 11.00am. Social distancing restricts the numbers that can attend the service in the church and of necessity the congregation must be limited to those organisations that lay wreaths, and to a few church members. A small civic party will lay wreaths at the war Memorial at 11.30am after the church congregation has dispersed. With regret there will no processions through the town this year. For the health and well being of our community it is not possible to gather as a crowd around the war memorial before or after the church service.

Armistice Day: Wednesday 11th November 2020 There will be a two minute silence, and prayers will be said, at the Southwold War Memorial at 11.00am. A small civic party will be present.

Please join us in a spirit of community contemplation and remembrance wherever you may be, considering your acts of personal remembrance this year. We hope that we will all be able to join together again in 2021.

Reverend Simon Pitcher Town Mayor Ian Bradbury