Important Update regarding the Remembrance Parade (2nd November 2020):
Good Afternoon Everyone!
Unfortunately, the news that we are to enter a second Lockdown from Midnight on Wednesday, 4th November the careful plans we had made for a limited Observance of the Act of Remembrance on the 8th November this year has now had to be cancelled with the Government’s requirement that Public Worship cease until the 2nd December.
Brian Kite (of the Lions Club) and I have agreed that those who normally lay wreaths will be given the opportunity to do so individually at an unadvertised time in the Parish Church, and that in due course, the wreaths will be conveyed, without Ceremony, but with dignity, to the War Memorial and placed thereon. This is the best we can do in the circumstances without being seen to encourage people to gather.
What I would encourage us all to do to mark this important day in the year is that we stand on our doorsteps as the bells at St Mary & St Giles strike the 11thhour and observe ‘The Silence’ for two minutes, at the end of which I shall toll a single church bell.
The Parish Church will be open for private prayer only from 10:30am to 11:30am on Sunday 8thNovember and at other times to be advertised during the Lockdown.
With my prayers and every blessing,
The annual Remembrance Sunday Parade is organised by The MK Lions and is attended by the Mayor at the War Memorial on Horsefair Green.
Father Ross of St Mary's and St Giles C of E Church officiates the service and a variety of people bring and lay wreaths including MK Council, Stony Stratford Town Council, ex Servicemen’s organizations, Rotary and Lions Clubs and the RAOB.
The youth uniformed organisations parade from the back of the Cock / Bull Hotel down the High Street to the War Memorial on Horsefair Green.
A collection is organised for the British Legion ‘poppy fund’.
The service begins at 3.00pm on the Remembrance Sunday. This year it will be on Sunday, 10th November 2019.
For more information please contact Brian Kite via MK Lions Club on 01908 318729