Acts of Remembrance will take place at Winchelsea War Memorial at 11am on Sunday 8th and Wednesday 11th November.

Winchelsea War Memorial

Acts of Remembrance will take place at Winchelsea War Memorial at 11am on 8th November – Remembrance Sunday – and on Wednesday 11th November – Armistice Day.

The mayor and the rector will preside at the customary wreath laying at the memorial on 8th.  Churches are closed for worship during lockdown and here will not be a Remembrance Service this year.

Distancing guidelines apply on both days.

Remembrance poppies

Poppy Appeal 

Donation tins and trays containing poppies and pins are 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 Caravan Park.

Donations will be gratefully accepted by the Royal British Legion (RBL) with gift aid being encouraged.

A stock of gift aid envelopes is available at the back of St Thomas’ 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 a static location, before 9th November.

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.

If you have any particular requirements, or questions, with regard to purchases or donations, please call John Rodley on 01797 223458.