VE Day – Bladen Village

Friday, May 8, 2020 10:00am - 1:30pm


A service of remembrance will take place at St Mary’s Church, Bladen on Friday 8 May 2020.

The churchyard contains the grave of Sir Winston Churchill, who expressed a wish to be buried at Bladon. So, on 30 January 1965, after his state funeral service at St Paul’s Cathedral, London (the largest ever held in world history up to that point), his body was taken by train to nearby Hanborough railway station and thence to Bladon.

The outline timings for the day are as follows:

10:00  Arrive Church Hall, Tea & Coffee

10:30  Church Service

11:00  Parade & Wreath Laying

12:00  Spitfire Fly Past (approx)


The service will take place at:

St Martins Church

Bladon Village

OX20 1RS