Remembrance Sunday 2020

A small but moving Remembrance Day ceremony was held at St Lawrence Church at 11am on Sunday 8 November 2020. Social distancing was observed in line with a risk assessment which had been carried out to ensure Covid-19 regulations were followed. Wreaths were laid by representatives of the Ambulance Service, British Legion, Parish Council, Brownies and the Guides. The two minute silence was ended by a bugle salute.

Decorated pebbles at War Memorial

Remembrance Ceremony

Leaving

Arnold Pindar, Rev. Mandy MacVean, Ian Symes (EPC Chairman)

Wreaths at Effingham War Memorial

2 thoughts on “Remembrance Sunday 2020”

  1. My grandad used to be president of the rbl in effingham . I rememember being with him every year on rememberence day parade through cubs scouts and then the royal navy hms ark royal . I was born and grew up in effingham most of my life. I am now chairman of the RBL in catterick garrison north yorkshire the biggest garrison in europe . Effingham has always been a special place in my heart. My son nan and grandad are buried in st lawrence church. I was brought up with the rbl in effingham hence my passion . And i cant believe it has now closed down . Kind regards mark pullinger.

    1. Dear Mark, It was lovely to hear about your family’s connection with Effingham. We usually have a very large Parade Service on Remembrance Sunday but had to scale it right back this year, for obvious reasons. I agree that it is very sad that the RBL no longer exists in our village, but we are fortunate that a member of our congregation (who also sits on the Parish Council) represents the RBL at our Remembrance Ceremonies. If you are ever going to be visiting Effingham, do get in touch with me. I would be delighted to welcome you back to the Parish Church. Reverend Mandy MacVean, Rector, Effingham with Little Bookham Parish.

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