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St Mary’s Thetford remembers those fallen in conflict

St Mary’s in Thetford celebrated Remembrance Sunday by laying a wreath for those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in conflict. 

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the plans were changed numerous times, but in the end it was agreed that a wreath should be laid. 

Mgr Peter Leeming, Parish Priest of Thetford, said: “We have a heart-felt duty to remember all those who have given their lives for what we have today. Our plans have changed, but with the support of the parish pastoral council, it was agreed that our wreath should still be laid at the 11th hour. We owe so much for our freedom. Our fallen should be remembered with dignity and respect on this most poignant of occasions.”

A representative from the parish went to the town’s war memorial and laid the wreath after that two minutes’ silence.

The ceremony was socially distant due to current guidelines but was meaningful and respectful. The Saturday night vigil Mass was offered for those who gave their lives in the theatre of War. 

Pictured above is the wreath from St Mary’s in Thetford