Each year in November, St Columba’s is involved in events to remember the sacrifices of past wars and conflicts and to work for peace in the future.
On Remembrance Sunday (the Sunday closest to November 11th), the British Legion organises a march from the Golden Acorn to the Glenrothes War Memorial. There is an Act of Rememberance which includes two minutes silence, followed by the laying of wreaths. After that, the march continues to St Columba’s Church and people are invited to join the remainder of the service in the church.
The congregation in St Columba’s also has an Act of Remembrance which starts at 10:45am. This includes a two minute silence.
*** SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2020 – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY ***
This year, we are not allowed a parade and we are limited to 50 people in the church because of COVID-19 restrictions. Also, we are not allowed to sing. The British Legion is arranging two minutes silence and wreath laying at the war memorial.
However, we will be having a Service of Remembrance in St Columba’s Church. This will include people in the church and people joining on a Zoom video conference. It will also be streamed to YouTube.
Places in the church will be limited. If you are not normally part of the congregation, but would like to attend on Remembrance Sunday, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 752539.
In 2014, the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, Glenrothes Rotary and the three High Schools held a Peace Walk, with groups from each school walking to the War Memorial on the Thursday evening before Remembrance Sunday waving lights and singing. Representatives from the schools shared poems, music and reflections.
This continued in 2015 and has now become an annual event. Details will be posted here in October.