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Remembrance Sunday: 12 November, 10.45am

Remembrance Sunday: 13 November, 10.45am

National Day of Reflection

On Tuesday 23 March we will pause and remember the many people who have died during this pandemic – each one missed by family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

Let’s take time to reflect on our collective loss, reach out and show the millions who are grieving that they are not alone, and pray for them.

St Mary’s Church will be open for personal prayer on Tuesday from 11 am to 4pm – please come to be still, reflect and pray. At 12 noon we are invited to stop and be still, wherever we are, whatever we are doing. We will toll a bell at St Mary’s at mid-day to remember the many people we have lost and to invite everyone to pause and pray.

Please join us.

Download a special prayer postcard…

God of Love,
As we think about all that has changed this year,
help us to trust that you are always with us.
As we remember those who have died,
help us to trust they are at peace with you.
As we reach out to others with kindness and care,
may hope shine out in every heart and home.

(The National Day of Reflection is organised by Marie Curie and supported by The Church of England.)


Armistice Day: Wreath Laying and 11am Silence

This video will start at around 10.55 am on Wednesday, 11 November, so we can mark the 11am silence on Armistice Day. Recorded at St Mary’s Denham on Remembrance Sunday.

Download the latest Denham Parish News with a poignant article by Ian Jennings on Remembrance…

Watch the online Remembrance Sunday service…

Remembrance Sunday Service on 8 November, 10.30am

“We will remember them.” Our Remembrance Sunday Service has many contributions from our community. We have another poppy craft and a special poppy prayer for families. If you have a poppy at home, do bring it along before you settle down to join us. This service includes a two-minute silence at 11am.

Audio Service for Remembrance Sunday (8 November)

Preacher: Christoph Lindner
Leader: Ian Jennings
Reading: John Way

Marking Remembrance Sunday: “We will remember them.”

Due to the national lockdown coming into effect on Thursday, 5 November, there will be no Remembrance Sunday Service at St Mary’s Church. 
Please join us for our online Remembrance Service 
at 10.30am.

However, our online Remembrance Sunday Service this coming Sunday at 10.30am WILL go ahead! Here are two ways in which you can take part in the remembering this year:

Make a Poppy Tree

Make a poppy (weather-proof, please) and attach it to the netting around the yew tree in front of St Mary’s Church (please bring a peg, too). There are many creative ways in which you could make a poppy. For inspiration, you may want to watch this video…

If you attach your poppy before Saturday morning we can include it in the pictures of the tree in our online Sunday service.

“We will remember them”: Join a chorus of voices

We are inviting you to record a short video of yourself, saying “We will remember them”. We will then combine all the faces and voices for our response on Sunday (at our online service). Please spread the word and send your video to rector@denhamparish.church by the end of Thursday.
Should your video be too large to email, please use wetransfer.com.
(By sending us a video you give permission for it to be used online.)

Whether you can contribute in these ways or not, do join us for our ONLINE Remembrance Service this Sunday at 10.30am and spread the word. You will find the service here on our website at www.denhamparish.church/blog.

There will be a short wreath laying ceremony on Sunday at the War Memorial in the churchyard. However, due to government restrictions, we can only accommodate community representatives laying a wreath, members of the armed forces, uniformed organisations or veterans. 
If you qualify, please register beforehand by contacting our Rector on email (rector@denhamparish.church) or leave a phone message (01895 834733).
We are planning to record this short ceremony onto video to show it on Armistice Day.

Sunday Worship 1 November, 10.30am: All Saints

Today we will remember those we love, think about what it means to be a saint and reflect on one of Jesus’ most famous speeches.
This is a service for all ages with contributions from our children and young people and a special ‘poppy’ activity.
Join us after the service for Church Coffee Online on Zoom. All links can be found below.

Activity Sheet for children and families…



Audio Service for Sunday 1 November: All Saints

Preacher: Nnamdi Maduka
Reading: Matthew 5.1-12 (The Beatitudes) – included in the service

Sunday Worship on 10 May

We are reflecting on VE Day and introducing a new song that has resonated with Christians around the world over the last months. Please find below all links referred to in the service.

Virtual Coffee at 11.15am:
Sunday Club Video:
Activity Sheet for children and families:
Download Denham Parish News:
Sign up for our 7.14 Prayer Week: