December 2, 2018 - 3:00 pm
St. John’s is hosting a group of 18th Century Reenactors on Sunday December 2 at 3:00 pm at St. John’s. The principal reenactor is Mr. Tim Platek, who portrays a Chaplain/Minister. Evening prayer will be held in the Anglican style using extracts from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The reenactors will share some history before the service begins to set the stage for what’s to come. There will be a timely and still relevant sermon and a small choir of reenactors will lead hymns from the times.
The reenactment will portray December 2, 1775. In November 1775 British Lord Dunmore had declared martial law in Virginia as the colony was in open rebellion to the Crown. In late November, the recently formed 2nd Virginia Regiment had made their way through Suffolk on the move to Great Bridge in what’s now Chesapeake to combat British forces that were gathering there. The reenactors and reenactment will focus on the transit of the 2nd Virginia Regiment and the sea of unrest in the colony. The uncertainty of the time would surely have had a major impact on Chuckatuck Church and the parishioners. Our service will address the unrest.
The reenactors will be dressed in period attire and following the service the reenactors will be happy to talk with people and share more about the times.