Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day services to remember the fallen
Telford & Wrekin Council’s annual Armistice Day Service at the Remembrance Memorial in the Town Park is one of a wide range of events this weekend to remember the men and women who gave their lives in combat.
The service starts at 10.55am and will be led by Rev Chris Densham, Ecumenical Mission Enabler for Telford Christians Together followed by The Last Post, two minutes silence, a dedication, laying of wreaths and prayers.
It will be attended by Borough Mayor Councillor Stephen Reynolds, representatives of the armed forces and standard bearers.
Councillor Reynolds said: “This is a time for us to remember and honour all those who have sacrificed their lives. I hope people will join us as we mark Armistice Day on Monday 11 November.”
Southwater One will also be lit up red from 5pm each day from Friday through until Monday.
Ceremonies, services and parades of remembrance taking place across the borough are as follows. This list is as comprehensive as possible when this was published.
Friday 8 November
Dawley: Assemble at 10.30am for a 10.50am service at Dawley House, Burton Street, in association with the Restroom Fellowship.
Sunday 10 November
Remembrance Sunday Services
Coalbrookdale: 10.50am service at Holy Trinity Church followed by a procession through the churchyard and on to the War Memorial for brief prayers and an Act of Remembrance.
Dawley: Assemble at the car park adjacent to the Royal British Legion Club in Station Road, Dawley, at 10.30am and then march to the Methodist Church via Dawley High Street. After the service, the parade and congregation wi8ll make their way to Dawley Park via Chapel Street for wreath laying. Refreshments at the4 RBL Club after the service.
Donnington: Assemble at the War Memorial on Winifreds Drive for an Ecumenical Service which starts at 10.45am during which wreaths will be laid.
Edgmond: 10.30am service at St Peter’s Church. Act of Remembrance to include wreath laying.
Great Bolas: 11am service at Bolas Magna St John the Baptist. Act of remembrance to include wreath laying.
Hadley: Parade assembles at Castle Farm Community Centre from 10am. At 10.40am, the parade moves off along High Street and via Waterloo Road, Sunningdale and Crescent Road to the cenotaph in Manse Road. At 10.55am, the parade arrives at the cenotaph for the service and wreath laying. Then there will be a service at Hadley Methodist Church. Then the parade returns to Castle Farm Community Centre via the High Street for refreshments.
High Ercall: 10.45am service at St Michael and All Angels Church. Act of remembrance to include wreath laying.
Ironbridge: 10.50am service at St Luke’s Church. Wreath laying at the war memorial in the church. After the service, there will be a procession to the war memorial in ironbridge Square for further laying of wreaths. Armistice Day service at the War Memorial at 10.45am.
Jackfield: Assemble at the foot of Memorial Bridge next to the Boat Inn for 10.45am. The service starts shortly after during which the wreath laying will take place. The Royal British Legion Jackfield wreath bearer will ascend steps to lay a wreath on the bridge. After the service, refreshments will be available in the Boat Inn.
Ketley: Take your seat in St Mary The Virgin Church from 10.55am. Two minutes silence at 11am followed by service and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the churchyard.
Kynnersley: 6.30pm service at St Chad’s Church. Act of remembrance to include wreath laying.
Lawley: Morning worship takes place at 9.15am along with the Act of Remembrancce at St John the Evangelist Church. Wreaths will be laid during the service.
Little Wenlock: Service at 10.50am at St Lawrence Church, Church Road, followed by wreath laying ceremony at The Memorial in the church grounds.
Madeley: Assemble at 10.15am at the Woodside Centre, Park Lane. Parade proceeds via Park Lane, Mound Way, Ironbridge Road, Park Street, Maddocks, Victoria Road and Russell Road to arrive at the cenotaph in Madeley for the wreath laying service at 10.45am. Refreshments will be available in the Cricket Club after the event.
Malinslee: Holy Communion Service begins at 10.45am at St Leonards Church to include an Act of Remembrance. No wreaths will be laid.
Newport: Assemble at 10.10am on Audley Avenue and march off at 10.15am to St Nicholas Church for a service at 11am. Wreaths will be laid after the service in the church grounds. The parade will then return to the Royal British Legion Club at approximately 12.10pm.
Oakengates: Service at 9.30am at Holy Trinity Church, Holyhead Road. There will also be a service at 10am at Salvation Army Halll followed by a march at 10.30am from outside the Hall. There will be a parade to the Memorial Gates at Hartshill Park where there will be a shared Act of Remembrance and wreath laying. Light refreshments at the Salvation Army available after the service.
Priorslee: Service starts at 10.55am at St Peters Church, Church Road, Snedshill which includes a wreath laying ceremony.
Rowton: 9.30am Holy Communion at All Hallows Church. Act of Remembrance to include wreath laying.
St Georges: A short Act of Remembrance at the Memorial Gates at the Recreation Ground, St Georges at 10.45am followed by a service at St Georges Parish Church at 11am.
Telford Town Park: Light refreshments will be available at Meeting Point House from 9.30am. This will be followed by a parade at 10.20am from Southwater Square to the Remembrance Memorial in Telford Town Park where there will be a short service to include wreath laying from 10.30am
Waters Upton: 3pm service at St Michaels Church. Act of Remembrance to include wreath laying.
Wellington: Parade assembles at 10.15am at Nailor’s Row car park and leaves at 10.25am. Proceeds to the top of New Street, through Market Square and into Church Street. Short service will be held on the grassed area in front of All Saints Church. Following the service, the parade marches back to the car park by the same route. Short Armistice Day service at 11amin Market Square.
Wombridge: A Remembrance Service will be held at St Mary and St Leonard Church starting at 4pm. The Act of Remembrance will include a wreath laying.
Wrockwardine Wood: Service of remembrance at Holy Trinity Church, assemble at 10.45am for 11am service.
Wrockwardine: Meet at the War Memorial on the triangular junction near St Peter’s Church at 10.45am. Service begins at 10.50am with wreath laying at the Memorial. Two minutes silence and remainder of the service in the church followed by light refreshments.