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DAY OF REFLECTION: Garston community remembers coronavirus victims on lockdown anniversary 

 Published on: 24th March 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Garston residents attended All Saints Church to plant a bulb in remembrance of those who have sadly passed away due to COVID-19 over the last year. 

The event took place to mark the Coronavirus Day of Reflection on March 23 and was organised by father Eddie Green and curator Phillipa Maddox, both of All saints church on Horseshoe Lane.

Strict social distancing and disinfectant measures were taken during the course of the outdoor event. 

Local councillors Richard Wenham, Glen Saffery and Tim Williams all volunteered to help during the day along with other members of the church congregation. 

Elected Mayor Peter Taylor visited in the afternoon and staff from JS funeral services were also present to help out on the day. 

Mayor Peter Taylor, talking of the event, said: “This has been a really difficult year and so many people have lost loved ones, their job and struggled to keep going. One of the real heartbreaks has been seeing restrictions on funerals and people not able to mourn in the normal way. 

 “I am really grateful to everyone at All Saints Church who organised events for the National Day of Reflection, giving people a chance to remember loved ones and to hope for better days in the future.” 

Local councillor for Woodside Richard Wenham added: “This was a wonderful event organised by the good people at All saints church and it was a privilege to not only attend but also to help out on the day.

“The church is a big part of the Woodside community and both Eddie and Phillipa do some wonderful work in the local area.”

Father Edward Green mentioned: “We had a really positive day, we were busy all day. Everyone from the youngest to the eldest member of the community took part in different ways.”

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