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Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved. Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind. This Day of Reflection is being held so that, as a nation, we can acknowledge the millions in silent pain.

This Tuesday, 23rd March is the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown and we will mark the day in three ways -

The church building will be open for private prayer and reflection from 10am - 4pm and you will be able to light a candle.

At 12 noon Terry Barnard, the Tower Captain, will toll one bell as the nation keeps one minute's silence.

At 8.10pm (to allow for placing a light in a window at 8pm) we will hold an Act of Prayer for the National Day of Reflection. We will gather together (on Zoom) to reflect on our collective loss, to pray for all who have been bereaved, to express our own concerns and to acknowledge hope for a brighter future.

Here is the service sheet and you may like to have a candle ready to light.

The Zoom link is:

Meeting ID: 883 8459 8647
Passcode: 009104

The 8.10pm service is open to all. Please just link in - you will be very welcome.

Here is more information from Marie Curie including ideas for marking the day in different ways.