Date(s) - 17/10/2021
Tower Hamlets Council are encouraging residents, local organisations and faith groups to take part in ‘Marking the Pandemic’ in the week commencing Sunday 17 October. This will be a time to commemorate those that have lost their lives during to pandemic but also to reflect upon the outstanding work done by frontline workers, community groups and volunteers.
We could never have foreseen that so many people would lose loved ones, suffer ill health, or face social isolation and financial worries. Marking the Pandemic will be a way for the borough to come together to acknowledge the huge challenges that we all have faced.
On Monday 18th a formal civic event will be held with representatives of the key frontline workers and volunteers and the Council is planning a number of tree-planting ceremonies in parks across the borough on that day and later in the week (more details to follow). Further information will be posted on the Council website (not yet available): www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/thremembers
Other Tower Hamlets organisations are being asked to contribute events through the week and THIFF is co-ordinating the faith strand. We invite all faith groups to mark the pandemic by doing the following:
To incorporate a reflection of the pandemic into your usual service, during the last week of October, or to hold a separate ‘event’ – ideas could include:
- Planting a tree
- Recording a message
- Creating some art, for example in children’s groups.
THIFF ask you to do some (or all!) of the following:
- Take photographs of your service/event
- Record a short video at your service/event
- Ask for reflections from your worshippers
- Share your version of marking the pandemic on social media using the hashtag #thremembers
We want to highlight the response of faith groups by sharing your images and thoughts on this website and on social media, to show that faith groups are taking part in this reflective occasion. Please do get in touch if you feel you require assistance with photographs or filming.
Get in touch at email@example.com to share your plans for the week!