100 years on from the Armistice – 11th November 2018 - Arrive by 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start
This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and we are very privileged to have our annual beacon lighting event registered with the national campaign 'Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute'.
We are working with the Marlipins Museum who have contacted all the properties associated with a WWI soldier on the War Memorial and the residents/owners of those properties have been invited to take part in the event to represent their soldier.
As part of a national event we are governed by set timings so the event will start slightly later this year. We ask that people arrive by 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start. The beacon MUST be lit at 7:00pm on the dot and will be lit by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Caroline Nicholls, DL.
This commemoration marks the day that the hope of peace became a step closer to reality and as part of the national campaign church bells will be ringing out the peace across the country too. This will be 7:05pm and St Mary's have confirmed that they will be doing a 1/4 peal which is 45 minutes and St Julian's bell will be ringing too.
Although we are focusing on the Armistice we are still inviting the community to light a tea-light candle for anyone they wish to remember.
Our event is a time of personal reflection and we hope that you can all join us in not only remembering those brave souls who gave their all for us but also lost loved ones who are still greatly missed.
**Please note - we have been promised that the car park will be available for this event. So please do spread the word...