Remembrance Season

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In November the church engages in a number of acts of remembrance to preserve the memory of those who fought and died in conflict, and also a memorial service for relatives to remember before God loved ones who have died in recent years.

Annual Memorial Service

To comply with Coronavirus regulations from the Government and the Church of England, we are very sorry that we are not able to hold this service in 2020.

However, the names of those loved ones we have lost, including those whose funerals have taken place in the past year, will be read during a special time of remembrance. This act of remembrance will be recorded on video. The names will feature on a special page on this website, along with a link to our YouTube video.

Our Memorial Service webpage will be made public as soon as possible once the act of remembrance has been recorded.


Remembrance Sunday Services

Government restrictions and the ongoing need to contain the spread of covid-19 have made it impossible to organise any of the traditional parades and ceremonies in Tameside this year. As usual, the Civic Mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of the borough at Ashton War Memorial, and wreaths will also be laid in other parts of the borough. None of these will feature more than six guests – invited by the Mayor’s office in consultation with the Royal British Legion. 

Tameside Council appreciates some members of the public will want to lay wreaths at outdoor memorials, and they are able to do so but they are strongly urged to avoid 11am on either Remembrance Sunday (November 8) or Armistice Day (November 11). Instead, they are asked to find a time between November 8 and 11 to pay their respects quietly and while adhering to covid-19 social-distancing guidelines. The memorial in church will not be available for this purpose.

There will be be NO public Act of Remembrance at St. Michael's, but wreaths will be laid by specially invited guests. This will be recorded on video, and made available by YouTube.

Our Act of Remembrance recording will be made public as soon as possible once it has taken place.