Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the annual Remembrance Sunday March and service at the Cenotaph in Nantwich Town Centre will not take place this year. Likewise, there will be no service for Armistice Day.
Nantwich Town Council have been in regular contact with the Royal British Legion and St Mary’s Church and have collectively decided that this year there will be a live-streamed service which will be held at St Mary’s Church on Sunday to mark the occasion.
Following Government guidelines only those who are actively involved in delivering the service will be allowed in person at the church, assisting Rev Dr Mark Hart who will lead the service, the Chair of the Royal British Legion John Dwyer will deliver the Exhortation into a 2 minute silence and Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Pam Kirkham will be reading the lesson.
The service will begin at 10.55am on Sunday 8th November, please visit YouTube to watch the service live.
The Town Council will lay many of the wreaths ahead of the service and those still with wreaths to lay have been asked to lay these between Sunday 8th and Wednesday 11th November adhering to social distancing guidelines.
We kindly request that during this time you please stay mindful of the Government’s current guidelines and do not gather around the square especially during popular times.
We understand that many will be disappointed by not being able to attend the service this year and we hope instead that you choose to mark the occasion by watching the Nantwich Service which can be watched live or at any point afterwards, take part in the national ‘Doorstep Silence’ at 11am on Sunday 8th November and you can even decorate your windows by downloading the Royal British Legion’s window poppy.
We hope these plans allow everyone to have the opportunity to pay their respects, but in a way which is also right and fitting for this very different year.