Effects of the new lockdown on church services and on Remembrance
Regrettably because of the new lockdown restrictions, from 5 November we
are not able to hold any services in church until at least 2 December.
There is an exception which does however allow our church building to be open for private prayer only, on a Sunday morning from 10 AM to 11 AM during this new lockdown period.
St Laurence’s recorded services will continue each week. There is a special recorded Remembrance service online, available from 9:30 AM this Sunday (8 November), the link for which appears below. As well as including the Last Post, two minutes silence and Revellie, it will have wreath laying by an ex-serviceman, together with a Bible reading from the Chair of the Parish Council, and the prayers being taken by Jane Lavery on behalf of Churches Together; Revd Richard Bubbers from St Laurence’s will lead the service and give a short reflection.
The Alvechurch Remembrance Service from St Laurence’s is available on YouTube from 9:30am on Sunday 8 November, and the link is:
For Remembrance Day (Wednesday, 11 November) on the Green, the Parish Council is following the current government lockdown restrictions and advice from Bromsgrove District Council by cancelling the road closure and advising the public not to attend and making the short event a private vigil. Representatives from the local councils, the ex-service men and women and Churches Together will lay wreaths, and a small group of local school children will separately lay poppy crosses. Photos will be posted on social media, and people are encouraged to view St Laurence’s recorded service online (the link for which appears above), if they wish to commemorate the event in their own homes.