March 23rd marks the first anniversary of the national lockdown. In that time over 125,000 people have died in the UK after testing positive, many more have been seriously ill (some with the distressing symptoms of long Covid), education has been disrupted and numerous jobs have been lost.
It is to remember the cost of the pandemic and to pray for our nation as we look to the future that March 23rd is being marked as a National Day of Reflection.
The church will be open for private prayer and the lighting of candles for an hour from from 11.30 a.m. The bell will be tolled for at noon.
If you are unable to come to church, please observe a minute’s silence at noon as your remember the terrible losses caused by the pandemic.
At 8 p.m. you are asked to light a candle and place it in a window or to carry it and stand by your door.