25th Aug, 2019

Our guide to the Remembrance Sunday services, parades and events across Bromsgrove District

Harry Leach 10th Nov, 2018

REMEMBRANCE services will be held across the district this Sunday, marking the centenary of Armistice Day.

BROMSGROVE

6am – The day will begin with the Battle of O’er played on bagpipes on Bromsgrove High Street.

10.20am – Those wishing to take part in the Remembrance Parade should muster outside Argos on Bromsgrove High Street.

10.30am – The parade will move off and journey to the war monument on Crown Close, giving an ‘eyes left’ at the Odd Fellows Memorial on the High Street.

10.55am – The service will start at the monument. If the weather is bad the service will be held in St John’s Church.

11am – A two-minute silence will be held, followed by the laying of wreaths.

11.30am – A second short service will take place at the two memorials inside St John’s Church.

6.30pm – There will be a gathering at St John’s Church for reflection and music from the church choir.

7pm – The Last Post will be played and a Beacon will be lit outside St John’s Church before the bells ring out.

7.45pm – The Battle of the Somme film will be screened at Bromsgrove School’s Routh Hall. The event will feature live music performed by Bromsgrove School and the Orchestra of St John.

8pm – ‘Battle’s Over’, a Commemorative Community Concert, takes place at Artrix.

ASTON FIELDS

10am – Laying of the wreaths and prayers at the village’s War Memorial.

10.30am – A Remembrance Service will take place at St Godwalds Church.

 

CATSHILL

10am – Short service at Catshill Working Men’s Club, Meadow Road, followed by a parade to the village’s war memorial.

10.45am – A service at Catshill Memorial where the names on the memorial will be read out, followed by a two-minute silence at 11am and the laying of wreaths.

There will be coffee and tea in the social club afterwards.

 

RUBERY

10.25am – Remembrance Service at the Rubery Memorial Club (formerly the Royal British Legion Club).

11am – Two-minute silence, followed by wreath-laying.

There will then be a parade down to St Chad’s Church.

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