Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020
Our Remembrance Sunday Service could not take place but the Order of Service is available to download below or a copy could be posted to you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
A short wreath laying ceremony was allowed, led by Archdeacon Paul Wright. The weather was perfect and some people gathered outside the railings to watch. The silence was observed on time at 11 o'clock and Bugler Nigel Garrard gave faultless renderings of the Last Post and Reveille.
Passing traffic was relentless and noisy. Remembrance Sunday on the road was just like any busy week work day in a previous year.
BBC News Southeast recorded interviews and showed some of the ceremony. Two videos are available to see, taken by a guest.
Mr Nigel Garrard plays The Last Post and Reveille
Archdeacon Paul Wright and Mr Nigel Garrard
About 900 handmade poppies stream from the cross outside the Chapel.
St George's Clock
The clock was set manually to 11 o'clock which was a brilliant idea for Remembrance Day!
The clock stopped at seven mins past six and has not worked since the Chapel closed in September 2017.
It will be repaired at the end of the current restrictions. The replacement movement which The Friends are paying for, through the Trust will keep the correct time despite any power cut.
As to whether the clock face will ever be repainted remains to be seen.