Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Langley Park Remembrance Sunday commemorations will need to be different this year.
There will be no public event around the War Memorial in Langley Park.
Not remembering would be disrespectful. Therefore it is intended that there will be a small service of remembrance, led by Rev Michael Peers. Following the two minute silence, wreaths will be laid by the Chair of the Parish Council, County Councillor and other invited officials. This will take place between 10:45am and 11:15am.
Sadly members of the public will not be able to gather at the War Memorial but are legally permitted to stop and watch as spectators. We would ask that they stand on the opposite side of the road in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions.
To make this accessible however ‘Remember from Home’ is what we would ask. The service will be broadcast on Facebook.
Members of the public and community groups wishing to lay wreaths may respectively do so from 11:30am in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions. This is to allow members of the public who watched as spectators time to mark their own respects at the War Memorial once the service has concluded.
Message from Rev Michael Peers All Saints Church
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to hold the usual service in church on Remembrance Sunday. This is because under the current national guidelines the numbers that can safely attend church are severely restricted. We will still observe a two-minute silence in church to honour those who have died, but at the moment no more than 22 people can attend church on a Sunday.
As an alternative a twenty minute online service for Remembrance Sunday filmed from All Saints Church will be available to watch on the Durham North Team website.
We hope and pray that things will be back to normal in time for next year.