Remembrance Sunday in Shenstone
Sadly, due to the ongoing impact of Covid 19 and the decision by Lichfield District Council not to grant road closure notices, this years’ service at the Cenotaph will be much reduced. However, we will still be marking the occasion and paying tribute to those who were lost. Rev Liz will lead a small service with the Chairman of the Parish Council laying a wreath and representatives of the community groups invited to do the same- a scout or brownie, for example, laying the wreath on behalf of their pack accompanied by a responsible adult from their family bubble. It will not be possible to accommodate the large groups of members or to have the usual procession through the village.
Bells will be rung from St John the Baptist Church to mark the end of the two minute silence which residents are encouraged to mark on their doorsteps in a similar way to “Clap for Carers”. If residents do feel they would like to attend as in years past then please do maintain social distancing and stay on the pavements- safety is paramount both in terms of the Coronavirus and traffic. No order of service will be given out and there will no singing with all music pre-recorded in accordance with current legislation.
Services will be held at St John the Baptist and Trinity Church at the same time as the service at the Cenotaph.
Children of the village are asked to make and paint poppies for display in windows throughout the village. Any paintings or drawings delivered to the Parish Office will be displayed in the Library and on noticeboards as we did with the Teddy Bear challenge earlier in the year. Here is one to print and colour.
Should Government guidelines change again before Nov 8th then plans may need to alter again. Every effort will be made to share news with residents.