13th October 2020
As with so many events this year, Remembrance 2020 will be marked differently.
Because we are not permitted to meet in large groups, there will be different ways in which people can commemorate those who have suffered in conflict in past years.
Laying of Wreaths
This year, the laying of wreaths will take place (informally) on Saturday 7th November 2020 in the Parish Church of St James between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
Those people laying wreaths should please arrange to collect their wreath from the Royal British Legion in advance and attend at St James’ on the above date between the designated times and a member of the church staff will be on hand to assist at the front of the Nave of the church. Please note wreaths will be moved from the church to the War Memorial before Armistice Day (11th November 2020).
Service for Remembrance Sunday
A Service for Remembrance Sunday will be held on 8th November 2020 at 10.55am in the Parish Church of St James (Admission by ticket). The Mayor of Louth will represent the Town Council at this service and it will be streamed on the Parish of Louth Facebook page so that you can join in at home. www.facebook.com/louthchurch/
As the capacity of the church is very limited, admission to this service will be by ticket only. Anyone wishing to request a ticket is asked to send a stamped addressed envelope to The Deanery Office, 6 Upgate, Louth LN11 9ET. In the likely event that there are more applications than available seats, tickets will be allocated by lot on Monday 2nd November 2020. We appreciate that this is unusual, but it is the only way that it is practical to hold this service in the present situation and we hope that you will understand how difficult a decision it has been.
Armistice Day – 11th November 2020
Before the 11th hour, the wreaths laid at the Parish Church of St James will be transferred to the War Memorial. There will be NO formal event at the War Memorial on this day, but the Mayor of Louth will represent the Town Council and lay a wreath during the morning.
There are many other ways you can commemorate Remembrance 2020 and some ideas can be found on the Royal British Legion website www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance