sunday 8th november 2.30pm
Sudbury Town Council together with the Royal British Legion are organising this year’s Remembrance Sunday in Sudbury. Unfortunately, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the new restrictions, this years’ service will take on a considerably different format. This year, we are unable to host a parade or service in St. Gregory’s Church.
We are able to host a short outdoor service and wreath laying at both the British and American War Memorials. The small service will take place on Sunday 8th November 2020 outside St. Gregory’s Church in front of the British War Memorial, commencing at 2.30 pm. Members of the public are invited to watch the service online here.
In line with Government Guidelines, social distancing measures will be in place during the service and wreath laying. This year we are inviting one member only from each group/organisation to attend the service and lay a wreath. To ensure numbers are kept to a minimum, only the British Legion Standard Bearers will be in attendance for the service.
Order of service | Begins 2.30pm
Members of the public are invited to join us online as we stream the service live:
Brief Introduction – The Reverend Tom Mumford
2 minutes silence
Wreath Laying with Piper lament
Click below to donate to the Poppy Appeal 2020:
POPPY APPEAL 2020
Royal British Legion - Press Release
Remembrance – Poppy Appeal 2020
remembrance day 11th november 2020
Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ways in which this year’s Poppy Appeal can be delivered, our community of staff, volunteers, partners and suppliers have been working together to ensure that the 2020 Poppy Appeal is able to go ahead and the nation can still take part in Remembrance activity.
Sadly there will be no parades or church services in Sudbury or Great Cornard as usual, but a restricted numbers wreath laying and service will take place in the morning at St. Andrew’s in Great Cornard and by the war memorial at St. Gregory’s in Sudbury in the afternoon.
The Garden of Remembrance outside St. Gregory’s Church will still be in place for those who wish to place a cross in memory of a loved one.
Despite the pandemic, Sudbury Town Council will still do its very best to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice by having a trail of temporary spray painted poppies around St. Peter’s, starting with one large poppy in the entrance to the Church, representing the Poppy Appeal, followed by 301 smaller poppies, one for each of the names listed on the town’s war memorial.