REMEMBRANCE DAY The area’s annual wreath laying in memory of those who died in the service of their country – including more than 400 people with local connections during the First World war – takes place takes place at the War Memorial in Westow Street this Sunday at 10.30 am.
Penge and Cator
Councillor Kathy Bance will represent the borough. A service will be held at St John’s church, High Street, Penge, SE20 7EQ, at 10:30am followed by a wreath laying ceremony and service at the Memorial opposite the church at 10:50am and move back to the church for the final part of the service.
Cllr Peter Fookes will represent the borough at Holy Trinity Church, 66 Lennard Road, Penge, SE20 7LX. The service will commence at 10:30am followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial.
Cllr Kevin Brooks will represent the Borough at the wreath laying ceremony, at the Kent House Road Memorial, Beckenham and Penge Sea Cadets, 209 Kent House Road, which commences at 12pm.
9 November – Remembrance Sunday: Multi-Faith Service of Remembrance at Fairfield Halls at 10.45am, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Katharine Street at 12.15pm. Open to all.
11 November – Armistice Day Parade
Royal British Legion event taking place at the Cenotaph in Katharine Street. Please arrive by 10:45am. The event will finish at around 11:15am. Open to all.
Lambeth remembrance service and wreath laying ceremony
On Sunday 9 November the Mayor, Councillor Adedamola Aminu, will host a public Remembrance Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at Lambeth Town Hall. The event is held to commemorate all those who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts.
This year marks the centenary of the First World War (1914-1918) and it is important that we pay due respect to the sacrifice made by so many young men.
The morning will start with a procession, which the Mayor will lead from Tate Library Brixton (next to the Ritzy Cinema) at 9am.
The procession will proceed into the town hall (via the outskirts of St Matthew’s Church) and this will be followed by a short service and wreath laying ceremony conducted by the the Ven Simon Gates, Archdeacon of Lambeth.
The event will come to a close at approximately 9.40am and will be followed by light refreshments in the Mayoral Suite for those who wish to stay.
Remembrance Day services will also be held at:
Stockwell (Clock Tower) Memorial Gardens (next to Stockwell Underground Station). Time: 11am.
If you wish to process with the Mayor to Stockwell Memorial, please assemble at the town hall main entrance at 10.20am. For more information; contact the Mayor’s Office on 020 7926 2120.
Albert Carr Gardens War Memorial, on the corner of the High Road and Streatham Common Northside. Time: 10.30am.
Kennington Park War Memorial (processing from St Mary’s (Newington) Church, Kennington Park Road, Newington Butts, SE11. Time: 10.30am (from St Mary’s Church).
Vincennes War Memorial, Hamilton Road, SE27. Time: 3.00pm.
Stockwell Clock Memorial, near to Stockwell Tube Station, SW9. Time: 11.00am.
Southwark council will hold its annual Remembrance Day service on Sunday 9 November at the St Saviour’s War Memorial in Borough High Street.
This inter-denominational public open-air service will be led by The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, with local church ministers, and will be attended by the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Sunil Chopra, the Lord Lieutenant’s representative, MPs, Councillors, officers, members of HM Armed Forces and representatives of local organisations.
Wreaths will also be laid to remember those in our armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
The service will begin at 10.45am, ahead of the nationwide two minute silence at 11am.
The council will then mark Armistice Day on Tuesday 11 November with a service at the War Memorial, West Lane (off Jamaica Road), SE16, from 10.45am, where wreaths to honour the armed forces will also be laid.
It will be led by The Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Woolwich, and local church ministers and will also be attended by the Mayor of Southwark, MPs, Councillors, members of HM Armed Forces and local organisations.
Members of the public are also most welcome to attend.
Lewisham will mark Remembrance Sunday with two commemorative events on Sunday 9 November.
Reverend Heston Groenewald, the vicar from St John’s Church, will lead one service at the war memorial on Upper Brockley Road (at its junction with Lewisham Way). A second service will be led by Father Steve Hall, the vicar from St Mary’s the Virgin Church, at the war memorial on Lewisham High Street. Both services will bring together Lewisham’s diverse population to remember all those who gave their lives during the world wars and other conflicts.
The service on Upper Brockley Road will start at 10.55am. It will be attended by the Chair of Lewisham Council, Councillor Obajimi Adefiranye, local MP, Dame Joan Ruddock, councillors from New Cross and Deptford wards, and members of the Deptford branch of the Royal British Legion. A local band and singer will lead the singing of the hymns.
Police will stop traffic at 11am for the customary two-minute silence. The wreath laying will be led by the Chair of the Council.
The second much larger service will take place at 10.55am by the war memorial on Lewisham High Street (opposite Lewisham Hospital). St Mary’s church choir, led by choir master, Chris Stringfellow, will lead the singing of the hymns. The wreath laying will be led by the Mayor of Lewisham.
Local dignitaries attending are: Sir Steve Bullock, the Mayor of Lewisham; Heidi Alexander, MP for Lewisham East; Jim Dowd, MP for Lewisham West and Penge; Col. Jane Davis OBE DL TD, Lewisham’s Deputy Lieutenant. The Lewisham branches of the Royal British Legion will attend with their standards.
A marching band from the 1475 Squadron ATC will lead contingents to and from the war memorial on Lewisham High Street. The Mayor and Deputy Lieutenant will take the salute and inspect the troops at the end of the service which will also include a two minute silence at 11am. Lewisham Schools’ Band will play music at the Cenotaph for the hymns, last post and reveille.
Lewisham residents are welcome to attend either service.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.