At six o'clock on the evening of Sunday 19 November,more than 50 residents of Devizes gathered around the monument in the Market Place to stand in silent solidarity with those around the world currently suffering under violent conflict. Standing in our peaceful town centre with ordinary life going on around us it was a moving event. Every two minutes the name of a country where violent conflict is happening was read out, 31 in all, far more than most of us realised.
We are continuing to meet in vigil in the Market Place every Saturday till Christmas at 11.00am for an hour. The vigil will be silent with no banners or chanting simply holding those suffering in our thoughts and prayers. We invite people of all faiths and none to join us. We aim to continue the vigils in the New Year.