The Royal British Legion are encouraging people to
remember at home or on their doorstep
This year has seen the 75th anniversary of VE day and VJ Day.
As such the Royal British Legion are making the theme of Remembrance 2020 "Coming Home"
Although churches have been closed in the national lockdown, the government have said that outdoor remembrance services can happen if it is safe to do so. We recommend that you either watch our Sunday Service online or you watch the national service from the Cenotaph. Our service will include the roll of honour from Tring, Aldbury, Long Marston, Puttenham and Wilstone. In Aldbury, Long Marston, and Wilstone there will be short acts of Remembrance for designated representatives of the village communities. In Tring where in recent years we have had up to 1,000 people at the war memorial we do not feel that it is wise or safe to have an outdoor service as our country moves into a national lockdown so the provision will be entirely online.
A Remembrance Sunday Service
Before the announcement of the National Lockdown we are proud that we had a planned a significant act of Remembrance for Tring. In order to keep everyone safe and numbers manageable this was going to have been in church. However this is no longer able to happen. Our provision will now be online.
The service includes memories and reflections by Beth Scraggs who served in the NAAFI and she is interviewed by children from Bishop Wood School.
Those who wish to pay their respects at the war memorial or who wish to lay a wreath should do so as an individual at a time when it is safe.
The small public Act Of Remembrance in the churchyard has been cancelled this year as we can't be safe with social distancing. Please join in the two-minutes silence at home or from your doorstep.
You can watch the team Remembrance Service. This is available to watch at any time on the day but if you start at 10.45am the two minute silence will be at 11 am. This service includes the Aldbury roll of honour.
Long Marston 10.40am
Wreath bearers will walk from both ends of Station Road (Bromley at the Wingrave end, and where the pavement starts at other end) to the War Memorial. We would request that as many people as possible view from their houses , but where this is not possible to stay in households, maintain a strict social distancing, and respect any track and trace requests.
There is an order of service to use at home, please download by clicking the button below.
Please come to your village memorial at some point on Remembrance Sunday or on 11th November if you wish to place your poppy or British Legion cross there.
Please look at the British Legion website for information on how to donate, and to gift aid.
Designated wreath bearers will walk from Grange Road and end of Tring Road to the War Memorial. Villagers are invited to come to their doorways to watch them pass. The wreath bearers and vicar will meet at the War Memorial.
The order of service can be downloaded by clicking the button.
There will not be any available on the day.
We also have to ask people not to meet at the memorial but to follow the service preferably from their doorways or homes, but where that is not possible to stay in households, maintain a strict social distancing and respect any track and trace requests.
Please come to your village memorial at some point on Remembrance Sunday or on 11th November if you wish to place your poppy or British Legion cross there. Please look at the British Legion website for information on how to donate, and to gift aid.
Puttenham is one of the 51 Thankful Villages in England and Wales that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.
In the second world war Puttenham had one death, Cyril Green. He is commemorated on Tring's war memorial.
There will not be a service at the Church this year.
If you would like to watch a Remembrance Service, please watch the recording from Tring Church, if you start it at 10.45am, the two-minute silence will be at 11am.
Details at the top of the page.