Remembrance Sunday 2020

This special Remembrance Sunday we will be doing things differently, but we will still be remembering those we have died in war and conflict. 


Details of how we are doing this can be found below.


Remembrance Sunday Service

Below you will find two videos:


The first video contains the St John's Act of Remembrance. Led by Revd James Shakespeare, this short film is ideal for remembering at home, and includes the St John's Parish Roll of Honour, sung responses from the choir, the two minute silence and prayers. (If you are watching at home and would like the Last Post to sound at 11am, we suggest you start watching this video at 10:49am.)


The second video contains our gospel reading and sermon for Remembrance Sunday, along with a hymn published by Jubilate, with words written by Revd Ally Barrett, in 2018 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day and the end of the first World War.


Do watch either or both as part of your Sunday worship at home. 


We also encourage you to participate in the national Doorstep Remembrance at 11am on Sunday morning.  



To find out more about the Great War and World War II in this parish, do see our History Pages.

The St John's Act of Remembrance:

Gospel Reading and Sermon for Remembrance Sunday:

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You might also like to watch this beautiful hymn and animation, written in 2018 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War.

And Bishop Dagmar's Reflection for Remembrance Sunday, available here.

Resources from the Church of England

Church of England Prayers for Remembrance


Church of England Service for Remembrance Sunday will be available online and will be led by military chaplains. It pays tribute to all those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces. it will also give thanks for the families and others who provide care and support.