This year, Remembrance commemoration events in Halewood and elsewhere across the country, will be different due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For 2020, we are encouraged instead to “Remember from Home” by stepping outside the front door at 11.00am on Sunday 8 November 2020 for the two-minute silence. This different approach to commemoration is full endorsed by the Royal British Legion and government bodies.
Anyone who would like to lay a wreath at the Halewood Cenotaph in St. Nicholas Church is invited to do so at any time between Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 7th November 2020, a move which has been introduced this year to help to reduce the numbers of people gathering in large groups.
On 8th November there will be a live online Remembrance service, led by Rev Martyn Woodsford starting at 10.30am. This will include a short pre-recorded film of the Mayor of Halewood Councillor Bob Swann and representatives from local churches and uniformed organisations laying wreaths at the war memorial as part of this year’s commemorations. This film of the wreath laying will also be available to view after the service, so that residents can, if they so wish, step onto their doorsteps to ‘remember from home’ at 11.00am.