National Day of Reflection 23rd March 2021

The Church of England is supporting the National Day of Reflection on 23 March, the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, to commemorate this tragic loss of life and to stand together with everyone who’s grieving.
Organised by Marie Curie, the National Day of Reflection looks to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.


We are encouraged to phone or send a card to anyone who may feel bereaved: Church of England research shows that 6 out of 10 adults have lost someone in the last year where they would have attended the funeral. 4 out of 10 say they have lost someone close to them.

You may like to use the 8.00pm ‘share the light’ moment to light candles and lanterns in windows.

You are also invited to print and use this Postcard for personal reflection on the day


If you would prefer, a short Act of Prayer for individuals or households can be downloaded here:

An Act of Prayer for individuals or households to mark 23 March – the beginning of the first lockdown,

In addition, St. Andrews Church will be open on the 23rd March for you to come in, light a candle, say a prayer and reflect for a short while. Please follow the hygiene procedures posted in church and respect social distancing.

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