St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold an all-day Gun Violence Awareness event on Monday, Nov. 14, which will include a Service of Remembrance and installation of a “Memorial for the Lost.”
The all-day event will begin with the installation of the “Memorial for the Lost,” an itinerant exhibition sponsored by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT). The memorial consists of white t-shirts displayed like tombstones, each shirt representing a person killed by gun violence in 2022 and each including the victim’s name, age, and date of death.
The installation, which was created over the summer at an Episcopal retreat at Camp Washington in Lakeside, will allow people to honor the memories of each of these victims and “Say Their Names.” The memorial will remain on site at St. Peter’s until Nov. 28.
At 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, Sandra Sayner, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, will lead a Service of Remembrance on the church’s front lawn beside the “Memorial for the Lost.”
This Gun Violence Awareness event is part of a townwide effort to bring attention to the toll that gun violence exacts on our families and communities. That effort will culminate with a Gun Buy Back event at the Cheshire Police Department, 500 Highland Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information on these events, visit https://stpeterscheshire.org/. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, is located at 59 Main St.