Remembrance Sunday – 4th November update

Dear all

Remembrance Sunday will be different this year. Our services at Dunsden and Harpsden Church are both cancelled. However, we have received guidance that our outdoor remembrance events may take place, but there are strict guidelines. There will therefore be a service at Dunsden Green at 10.15 am and in Shiplake Cemetery at 12 noon. If you attend these outdoor services you will be asked to sanitise your hands, leave you contact details for ‘test and trace,’ be required to keep social distancing and have no more than 6 people in any one ‘bubble.’ These regulations are all mandatory for this event at this moment in time.

However, please remember that advice changes very quickly and all outdoor services might be cancelled if the government require us to do so.

The outdoor services will be short and concentrate on wreath laying.

The government state that only the following people should attend these services – thy state:

• people attending as part of their work (such as local councillors, local faith leaders, the local MP)
• people attending in a voluntary capacity on behalf of a recognised organisation
• members of the armed forces
• veterans of the armed forces, and/or their representatives or carers
Members of the public are legally permitted to stop and watch the event as spectators, but event organisers should take reasonable steps to discourage the public from attending events, and be mindful of the risk that such events pose, especially to veterans who are often elderly.

With this in mind we are streaming our indoor service from Shiplake Church at 10.50am so that as many people as possible can actively join in with the remembrance, but from home rather than attend in person.

The link for the service is:

Please do feel free to share this link with whoever you wish to do so.

With all Gods Blessings.