Remembrance Sunday 2020
Each year we remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. This year Remembrance Sunday is on 8 November.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no public acts of remembrance at Lewisham’s war memorials this year.
Below are some ideas for remembering safely this Remembrance Day:
- Lewisham and New Cross war memorials are open for visits, wreath laying and quiet reflection. Find out more about our war memorials.
- On Sunday 8 November The Broadway Theatre Catford will light up red. A memorial poppy will also be projected onto the windows.
- From Friday 6 November – Monday 9 November there will be a display of letters from soldiers in the windows of The Broadway Theatre Catford. This display can also be seen in the windows of Lewisham Library and Deptford Lounge from 2 November for the whole month. The letters are from the book Love, Tommy by Andrew Roberts.
- On 8 November at 11am watch the BBC live broadcast from the cenotaph in Whitehall. Find more Remembrance resources here.
Watch last year’s Remembrance Day commemorations on the BBC website.
- Watch a live stream of the Remembrance Sunday morning service from St. Mary the Virgin Lewisham at 10am.
- Watch a live stream of the Remembrance Sunday morning service from St John’s Deptford at 10.30am.
- Download a poppy poster from the Royal British Legion website. You can print a full colour poster or one you can colour in. You could display it in your window.
- Find ideas to help children commemorate Remembrance Sunday on the BBC website.