Fordcombe's village church

Remembrance Service

“Lest we Forget”

Following Government advice we are able to hold a brief remembrance service around the war memorial provided numbers attending are minimised and strict social distancing protocols are followed. For the full list of people who may attend see the government guidelines below. If you attend please observe social distancing for the safety of all. Thank you.

Click to view the Order of Service           Click to view the List of our Fallen

 Who may attend?

For the avoidance of doubt, the following people are legally permitted to attend events to commemorate Remembrance Sunday as participants. Attendees should observe social distancing at all times. Attendees should also take advantage of opportunities for wreath layers to represent wider groups.

  • 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.

Where members of the public do attend, they must only attend the event with their own household or those in their support bubble, or one other person (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on 2 people meeting outside) and observe social distancing rules.