We have several Remembrance events happening this year, with a few changes to established patterns and timings that you need to be aware of. Please can we encourage you to read the notes below carefully as we realise this is an important date for many and we would like to avoid any misunderstanding or disappointment.
Boroughbridge Town Remembrance Service on Sunday 13th November
The changes this year relate to our desire to ensure that as many people are able to attend and pay tribute, whilst keeping everyone safe within the Church element of the service.
To this end, the majority of the service will take place outside in Hall Square beginning shortly after 10.30am and will include hymns and readings prior to the main act of remembrance at 11am. An order of service will be given out in the Square and we would like to invite everyone to be part of this.
Prior to the main act of remembrance in the Square, there will be a much shorter service in Church beginning at 10am with selected invited members of our armed forces, town council representatives, uniformed organisations and British legion members. If it is very important for you to be able to attend this part of the service, please get in touch as we should be able to accommodate you.
Following this short service, further members of our armed forces will congregate outside the Church and formally parade down to Hall Square for the main act of Remembrance which we will all attend.
There are also some other Remembrance events happening to which all are welcome:
- On Friday 11th November10.40am at Minskip church there will be a short reflective act of worship, including 2 minutes silence, hymns, readings and prayers.
- On Remembrance Sunday itself there will be a 8.30am Traditional Holy Communion at St Andrew’s Aldborough, to include a reflection for Remembrance and 2 minutes silence.
- Also on Sunday, there will be a 10am Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Dunsforth culminating in the Act of Remembrance at their memorial at 11am.
We look forward to seeing many of you over the weekend as we remember the fallen with thanksgiving for their sacrifice, and pray for peace in the world.