National Day of Reflection : Tuesday 23rd March

This Tuesday, 23rd March, has been declared a National Day of Reflection.  Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved.  Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind. Many have been unable to properly say goodbye to their loved ones, comfort or even hug each other.

As a nation, we need to acknowledge the millions in silent pain. So join us on 23 March, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, for a National Day of Reflection.

Let’s come together and reflect on this tragic loss of life, show support for people who’ve been bereaved and celebrate the lives of all those who’ve died.

There are still tough times ahead so, whatever your background, whatever your beliefs, and whatever you’ve been through, please join us for our first National Day of Reflection.  This annual day will give us all time to pause and think about the unprecedented loss we’re facing, and support each other in the years to come.

In Queen Camel we invite you to send your thoughts, prayers and reflections (with or without your name) by return email or on a card dropped off at either 26 The Glebe or Woodpeckers, Green Lane by 6.00 pm on Monday.  These will then be laminated and displayed on the church gates on Tuesday.  At 12 noon that day there will be a minute’s silence throughout the country to reflect on the pandemic and we invite you to take part and pause wherever you are at that time.  People are also encouraged to light candles from 8pm and leave them on their doorsteps.