Remembrance services will be held across the isle on Sunday, November 13 for people to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
November 11 is Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11am in 1918, with Remembrance Sunday always the second Sunday in November.
On Friday 11th November there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the ‘Destiny’ memorial in Albion Gardens at 9.00am.
There will also be a ceremony in the Town Centre at 10:50am, followed by two minutes silence at 11am.
Sunday 13 November is the Day of Remembrance for those who died in the World Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939–1945 and subsequent conflicts.
Arrangements have been made for the representation of ex-Service organisations and other bodies at Divine Service at St. George’s Church, Ramsgate. The Town Mayor, Councillor Raushan Ara, Ramsgate Town Councillors, and other guests will attend.
The parade will leave the Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, Chatham Street by 10.35am and will march via High Street, King Street and Broad Street.
The service at St George’s will commence at approximately 10.55 am.
This is a change of venue from previous years when the parade started from Elms Avenue. Due to the growing size of the parade Elms Avenue is no longer viable.
Minster and Monkton Royal British Legion begin the day each year with a parade lead by the Viper Corps of Drums and the Royal British Legion Standard ,followed by members of the branch and club committees, representatives of Minster Parish Council, veterans and community groups and associations. Anyone wishing to take part will be more than welcome
Leaving the Royal British Legion Club in Augustine Road at 10am, the parade works its way down the village towards the church ready for the service at 10.45am, then a two minute silence will be observed at 11am.
At the end of the service village groups are invited to lay wreaths and crosses at the war memorial.
A further service will then take place at the war memorial at Minster Cemetery at the top of Tothill,where there are 85 identified war graves from both WWl & WW2. This service will take place at 12.15pm.
Everyone ls welcome to return to The Royal British Legion where tea,coffee and of course alcoholic beverages will be available ,a buffet will be available all afternoon and your live music this year is from the Barn-ettes
Remembrance service – Meet at Alpha Road car park from 10.30am for the parade through the village to The Square for the wreath laying service at 11am. Following this will be the Remembrance Service, also in The Square. The Birchington Silver Band will attend.
Annual service at St Saviour’s Church at 10.30am on November 13.Wreaths laid at the War Memorial in Sea Road during the commemorations which start at 12noon.
The Two Minutes Silence will be observed in the church on Friday 11th November from 10.55am
Sung Eucharist of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church at 10am. Service at the Broadstairs war memorial, begins at 10.45am.
If you are a group or organisation that usually lays a wreath or you are interested in laying a wreath on behalf of a group or organisation, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScUS9…/viewform…
Please complete this form by 9th November.
The civic mayor’s procession from Zion Place to the war memorial followed by wreath laying
Service at Town war memorial, Trinity Square, 10.50am. The Service will be conducted by Father Denis Hartley.
A Remembrance service will be held at St Catherine Church in Manston at 10.00am followed by an Act of Remembrance and wreath laying at the village war memorial.
Thanet Chamber Choir
The Thanet Chamber Choir is marking Armistice weekend with a concert entitled “Hear my Prayer – Music for Remembrance”. The programme includes music from British composers spanning the centuries from Henry Purcell in the 16th century (the concert takes its title from his exquisite 8-part anthem “Hear my prayer, O Lord”) , via William Harris (“Faire is the heaven” and “Bring us, O Lord God”), Vaughan Williams (“Valiant for truth” and “Lord thou hast been our refuge”) and others, to the present day. The concert includes two pieces by local composer Tim Attride: “We shall keep the faith” and “In Flanders Fields”.
The concert is at 3:30pm on Saturday, 12th November at Holy Trinity Church, Bellevue Rd, Ramsgate, CT11 8ET.
Tickets, priced at £10 each (under 18s free) are available from Eventbright, or Vinyl Head Record Shop, 16 West Cliff Road CT11 9HW. Tickets will also be on the door (subject to availability).