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Public Remembrance Services return to Sefton in 2021

Sefton will once again fall silent to remember those who died in conflict, with a number of Remembrance Day services taking place across the borough next month.

The 2021 Remembrance Day events, held on Sunday November 14, will mark a return to full public services following restrictions that were placed gatherings in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mayor of Sefton, Councillors and other Sefton Council representatives will join veterans, Armed Forces personnel, community leaders and members of the community in paying their respects

Residents are fully encouraged to attend any of the eleven services which will be held around the borough from 10:30am onwards, however all attendees are asked to observe social distancing where possible and be respectful of others during the service.

Anyone displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are kindly asked to take a lateral flow test to ensure they are negative before attending.

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, will attend a morning service at the War Memorial in King’s Garden, Bootle from 10.30am before joining members of the community in Formby for a special afternoon service at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane from 2.45pm.

Other services are to be held in Aintree, Ainsdale, Crosby, Hightown, Ince Blundell, Litherland, Maghull, Southport and Waterloo.

As with previous years members of the public are asked to arrive at a service in plenty of time. This is due to the high volume of residents expected to turn out to pay their respects.

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, said: “This year carries an extra special significance as it is is the first time we are all able to join together publicly once more to pay our respects.

“Remembrance Day Services are a time when we reflect and give thanks to all those brave souls past and present who have given their lives for our freedoms, while honouring serving members of the Armed Forces in recognition of their continued selflessness.

“We are grateful of the widespread support our virtual services received in 2020 and we look forward to a return to normal Remembrance Day events but I would like to remind everyone that we need to ensure we all keep ourselves and each other safe.

“Please be respectful of the views of others, take care to socially distance where possible and if you are displaying symptoms of potential COVID-19, please take a lateral flow test to ensure you are negative.”

Services

Aintree: Sefton Parish Church, Sefton Village, L29 (10.30am)
Ainsdale: Village Green War Memorial (10:30am)
Bootle: King’s Garden’s War Memorial, Stanley Road (10.25am)
Crosby: Alexandra Park War Memorial Garden, Coronation Road (10:45am)
Formby: Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane (2.50pm)
Hightown: St Stephen’s Road War Memorial (10:35am)
Ince Blundell: Lady Green Lane War Memorial (12:05pm)
Litherland: Sefton Road War Memorial (10:30am)
Maghull: St Andrew’s Church, Damfield Lane (9.50am)
Southport: Lord Street War Memorial (10:25am)
Waterloo: Five Lamps War Memorial, Gt George’s Road (10:30am)