Horsham district to fall silent for those lost in conflict

Horsham District Council chairman Christian Mitchell lays a wreath at the Armistice Day commemorations.
Horsham District Council chairman Christian Mitchell lays a wreath at the Armistice Day commemorations.

Remembrance Sunday services are to be held across the Horsham district today (Sunday November 13) to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflicts across the globe.

Horsham will be holding its annual service at the War Memorial in the Carfax.

The service will begin at 10.50am led by Canon Guy Bridgewater, Vicar of Horsham. After the arrival of the parade at the War Memorial, the service will start with the hymn ‘O God Our Help in Ages Past’.

This will be followed by The Last Post and the vicar will then lead the Exhortation.

The two minutes’ silence, in memory of the fallen, will follow at 11am before Nigel Caplin, chairman of the Royal British Legion Horsham Branch, Horsham MP Jeremy Quin and Christian Mitchell, chairman of Horsham District Council, lay wreaths on the War Memorial.

Representatives of the armed services and youth organisations will then lay their wreaths, each as a mark of solemn respect.

A blessing will mark the end of the War Memorial service.

The Parade Marshall will call the parade to attention and they will then march to the Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin in the Causeway, Horsham, for the Remembrance Sunday Service to which everyone is welcome.

After the service, the parade will leave the Causeway and march back through to the Carfax where the chairman of Horsham District Council and the chairman of the Royal British Legion will take the salute.

Remembrance services will also be taking place in many other areas across the district.

In Henfield, the commemoration will be starting with the Muster at the War Memorial

It includes a march to St Peter’s Church for the service, and after the service a return march to the War Memorial for prayers and the Last Post.

The First Sullington and Storrington Scout Group will be parading through the village to the Parish Church of St Mary’s before attending the Service of Remembrance on Sunday.

They will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion, the local Air Training Corps Squadron and members of the Guide Association.

They will meet at 2.15pm at the bus turning circle in Old Mill Drive, Storrington.

The parade will then leave at 2.30pm heading down Old Mill Drive along the High Street into West Street and then up Church Street to St Mary’s Church.

The wreath laying memorial service will take place at 2.55pm at St Mary’s Church followed by a service in the church at 3pm.

Are you taking part in the remembrance services? Send your photos to ct.news@jpress.co.uk

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