Remembrance Sunday is a very important day in our annual calendar within the Itchen Valley.
This year the main Service of Remembrance, attended by the Royal British Legion, will take place in Martyr Worthy. We will gather below the War Memorial at 10.45am for an Act of Remembrance and then walk to St Swithun’s church for the 11.00am service. Parking will be in Texas field for the able bodied and parking in Martyr Worthy Manor for the less able.
As in previous years, there will be similar Acts of Remembrance in Avington, Easton and Itchen Abbas—all at 10.00am.
This year, for those in Itchen Abbas, there will be the option to go into the church immediately afterwards for some coffee whilst some special activities are laid on for children. We hope this will make it easier for parents with young children to include them in this important day of national remembrance.
Given the events in Ukraine during this last year, this year’s remembrance is particularly poignant. So I do hope that many Valley residents will be able to join us at one of these events.
Remembrance Sunday Services
8.30am – BCP – St Mary’s, Avington
10am – Acts of Remembrance – Avington and Easton War Memorials
10am – Act of Remembrance – Itchen Abbas War Memorial followed by family activities and coffee for all – St John’s Church, Itchen Abbas
10.45am – Act of Remembrance followed by Service starting at St Swithun’s War Memorial and moving to St Swithun’s Church