There will Acts of Remembrance at Winchelsea War Memorial at 11am on Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th November 2021

Memorial window at St Thomas’ Church

There will be a short Act of Remembrance at Winchelsea War Memorial  at 11am on Thursday 11th November.  Year 6 children from St Thomas’ School are expected to be present for this.

On Remembrance Sunday, 14th, at 11am the Mayor will lead the wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial. All who wish to lay wreaths during the ceremony are welcome to do so.  Four house captains will lay a wreath on behalf of the school.

There will then be a Service of Remembrance in the Church, with donations made at that service going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Appeal


This year’s Poppy Appeal will run from 30th October to 13th November.

There will again be no house-to-house collection in Winchelsea, but donation tins and trays containing poppies and pins will be available at The Farm Kitchen, The New Inn, Winchelsea Lodge, the Co-op, Sutton’s Shop, The Ship Inn/Jamie’s Butchers and Winchelsea Sands.  As ever, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Royal British Legion (RBL) with gift aid being much appreciated.

Donations can be made electronically to the RBL, Sort Code 30-11-75, Account Number 01937121, using the payment reference SFF24.   They can also be made by texting POPPY2, POPPY5, or POPPY10 (to donate£2, £5 or £10) to 70545.

A stock of gift aid envelopes will be available at the back of the Church for cash or cheques (made payable to RBL Poppy Appeal) and these should be placed in the Black Box in the Church, or in any box at the above locations, before 15 November.