Remembrance Services and Parades taking place across the district today and tomorrow

Remembrance Service, Horsham
Remembrance Service, Horsham

Sussex Royal British Legion has issued the following list of Remembrance Services and Parades taking place locally on November 10 and 11.

Billingshurst. The Parade will muster at Combe Hill leaving at 10.25 to be in position at the War Memorial for 11am. This will be followed by a service in the Parish Church. In severe inclement weather the Parade and War Memorial dedication will be suspended and events transferred to the Parish Church. In the evening there will be a Remembrance Thanks-giving service at St Gabriel’s Catholic Church Billingshurst at 6.30pm. All Are Welcome.

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Henfield. On November 10 the annual parade and church service will take place. The parade will leave the War Memorial in Cagefoot Lane at 9.15am and march to St Peter’s Church where the annual Remembrance Service, commencing at 9.45am will be held. The parade, let by the Brighton and Hove City Brass Band will then return to the War Memorial where a short service of remembrance starting at 10.50am and involving all Henfield churches will take place.

Horsham. November 10, Carfax at 10.45am followed by Church Service, followed by Mobile Bar at the Edwin Hall (end of Telephone Exchange car park). Those marching need to be in the Telephone Exchange car park by latest 10.15am.

Monday November 11, 10.45am 120-plus school children (4yrs to 8yrs), St Mary’s School, plus Chair of the Council, Standards, etc, will honour the original date.

Storrington. Storrington will have a Remembrance Parade starting from the Leisure Centre at 1.50 to arrive at the Storrington Church of St Mary’s by 2.55 for the wreath laying ceremony. Weather permitting, ie, a rain storm could cancel the parade. The Church service would proceed as usual.

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West Grinstead. The County Times has also been notified that a two minute silence will observed on November 10 at the West Grinstead War memorial at the junction of Mill Lane and the B2135. Those wishing to participate are invited to gather at 10.45am for the silence at 11am.

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The Chairman of Horsham District Council always attends the service on Remembrance Sunday and this year he will also lay a wreath on Armistice Day.

In addition to Remembrance Sunday, the Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) holds a short ceremony at the War Memorial in the Carfax in Horsham on Monday 11 November for those who wish to remember at the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’.

St Mary’s CE Primary School in Horsham will bring 120 pupils from its junior section to the War Memorial on 11 November to witness this.

The Council has liaised with the Royal British Legion and both organisations very much welcome the opportunity to involve the young people in the ceremony.

Armistice Day: Monday 11 November 2013

• 10:45am Arrival at the War Memorial, Carfax, Horsham

• 10:50am St Mary’s School pupils arrive

• 10:59am The Bugler sounds the Last Post

Standards go to the Dip

• 11am The Exhortation

‘They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them’

Mr David Copestake, Chairman RBL Horsham Branch

• Two Minutes Silence

The Bugler sounds Reveille

Standards go to the Carry

• 11:03am Wreath Laying

Cllr Philip Circus, Chairman of Horsham District Council followed by:

• Planting of 12 Remembrance crosses by children from St Mary’s School