Due to lockdown this year, The Remembrance Service at Coleshill Parish Church had to move online. The video recording is now available to watch at Coleshill Parish Church – Online Remembrance Service. 8/11/20
Photos courtesy of Simon Davies
On Wednesday 4th November 2020 the Reverend Nick Parker pre-recorded the remembrance service to be broadcast on Sunday 8th November from 10.45am via Coleshill Parish Church Facebook.
The Reverend Parker was joined by Mr Michael Fetherston-Dilke, the Mayor of Coleshill Cllr. Adam Richardson and Mr Roy Charlesworth chair of the Royal British Legion Coleshill branch and a pupil from The Coleshill School who all gave readings as well as Coleshill Town Band, the bell ringers and the choir providing music.
Also in attendance were the newly decorated fire engines from Coleshill fire station.
The recording will be broadcast on Sunday via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/coleshillparish/
The church will be open on Sunday for Private Prayer
from 12noon until 4pm
Outdoor courts should not be used and they will therefore be locked.
Children’s Play equipment
Specific advice from Government is that these should stay open to use. Please adhere to the advice on the posters on-site regarding Covid-secure use; stay safe and adhere to national restrictions.
This will be open. Please adhere to the advice on the posters on-site regarding Covid-secure use; stay safe and adhere to national restrictions.
Outdoor gym equipment items
Unfortunately, the outdoor gym equipment will be out of use and taped off.
Amateur football games are not allowed. The Council has removed the goalposts to discourage groups playing and to allow the grass on the goal mouths to recover. We will be carrying out essential maintenance of the pitches during this period.
Unfortunately the Remembrance Service for 2020 has now been cancelled.
However, The Rev. Nick Parker will be recording a Service of Remembrance including members of the Royal British Legion, the Mayor of Coleshill, Coleshill Town Band, Coleshill Parish Church Choir and readers from the wider community. This will be recorded before the National Lockdown comes in to effect and will be available to watch on the Parish Church Facebook page from Sunday 8th November at 10.45am. Please see Coleshill Parish Church Facebook page or www.coleshillparishchurch.org.uk for further details.
Those wishing to lay wreaths at the War Memorial may do so anytime they wish rather than 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
It is with sincere regret that, in the interest of public safety due to Covid-19, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Remembrance Parade in Coleshill. However, the day should not be forgotten and the Royal British Legion are encouraging ‘Remembrance from Home’. They have many innovative ideas on their website of how to get involved with fundraising and acts of remembrance from home including downloadable poppies and teaching resources, please visit their website on www.britishlegion.org.uk
As always Coleshill High Street will be festooned with Poppies to signify our Town’s collective remembrance. If you wish to take photos of your acts of remembrance from home and share them on social media use the hashtags #TwoMinuteSilence #coleshillremembers or @coleshillparish
The Parish Church will be having a short Remembrance Service with a reduced number in the congregation. Entrance to the Service is by pre-booked seat only, with priority for tickets given to current and ex-service men and women and to those who have a wreath to lay on behalf of a local society or organisation, via Zoe Hillcox at Coleshill Town Council on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01675 463326. To discourage the gathering of people outside the church there will not, this year, be the traditional broadcast of the service on speakers outside, there will also not be a formal wreath laying ceremony, those wishing to lay a wreath who are not coming to the church service are encouraged to do so anytime during the Sunday. There will however be a live broadcast of the service on Facebook live on the @coleshillparish Facebook page
We hope that you are still able to participate in memory of the fallen in a Covid-safe way. As the Royal British Legion website says “we encourage everyone make Remembrance their own – however you choose to remember”.