Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Hamstall Ridware

Remembrance 2020 at St Michael's

13 Nov 2020, 11 a.m.

Normally St Michael's holds its annual Remembrance Sunday service in the church - where the names of the fallen in the two World Wars of the 20th century are recorded on a War Memorial in the North Aisle.

This year that was made impossible by new government regulations - introduced at short notice and thus making things a bit difficult...

However, we rose to the occasion and 29 people attended a brief service by the Churchyard Cross - which was restored soon after the First World War as a memorial to the fallen. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the RBL, SSAFA and the Ridwares WI. A collection was made on behalf of the RBL and everyone was extremely happy that this important national and local occasion did not pass by unobserved.

Those who took the opportunity to go into the church for individual reflection and prayer - it was open as usual on Sunday afternoons - could also enjoy the special flowers on the altar and elsewhere which continued the theme of remembrance.    

A hardy few gathered again on Armistice Day at 1100.