Today is a National Day of Reflection to mark exactly one year since our first lockdown.  Marie Curie, a charity which supports people around the event of a terminal diagnosis, has organised this National Day of Reflection to acknowledge grief and loss over the last year.   Since then, millions of people have been bereaved, both as a result of Covid-19 and due to other causes. The restrictions we’ve all been living under have meant that many people have had to grieve without the comfort of having friends and family around them.   

We will be holding a short service at St Michael's at 11.50 am which will be followed by a minute’s silence at 12 noon.  We will be joining with churches and individuals around the country to show support for those millions of people who’ve been bereaved and those who are suffering still.  The church bell will be rung at midday to mark the minute's silence. There is no expectation that you will join us for the service in church, but please do join us from your homes at midday when we remember together the astonishing sacrifices of this past year.   Please use the Prayer Card below to join us in prayer and reflection.