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Remembrance Day Service at Christ Church Hilderstone

Christ Church
Christ Church

As the red poppies of Remembrance start to grace the roadways around Staffordshire, we prepare to commemorate Remembrance Day in Hilderstone.  In preparation for this important event, there will be a small team decorating the church with poppies and we would welcome anyone from the village who would like to come along and help.  You do not need to be a member of the congregation as this is a village-wide event, which is open to all.  We will be at the church between 10-11am on Saturday 13th November and refreshments will be served.

On Sunday 14th November, we will hold our annual Remembrance Day service, commencing at 10.45am and we welcome all those who wish to attend this moving service.  This service helps us to pause and remember the huge sacrifice so many made for us to enjoy our freedom, with some giving their lives, including eight of our own boys from Hilderstone.  We welcome all in our community to join us for this important act of Remembrance.  We would especially welcome those ex-servicemen and women who live in our community.

With Lockdown last year, we were forced to cancel our Remembrance Day Service, but this year we will, once again, be able to open our doors to the community and mark this important day.  We will continue with our usual Covid restrictions, namely asking all those entering church to wear a face mask, sanitise hands and use only the pews which are open.

Following a short service of Remembrance, the congregation will be invited to stand by the War Memorial for the One Minute Silence at 11am.  The service will be conducted by Rev’d Jim Cartlidge.

If you have any concerns, or wish further advice on what the rules for social distancing are at Christ Church, please just call Audrey (Churchwarden – Tel: 01889 505638.