Thanet Remembrance services 2023

Remembrance Photo Steven Collis

Remembrance services will be held across the isle on Sunday, November 12 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.

Ramsgate

November 11

Wreath laying at Destiny statue Albion Gardens 9am

Wreath laying at Ramsgate cemetery 11am

Armistice Day service, just before 11am  in the town centre, marked with the customary two-minute silence at 11am

November 12

Arrangements have been made for the representation of ex-Service Organisations and other bodies at a service at St. George’s Church, Ramsgate. Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Moore, 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 to St George’s.

The congregation for the civil service will also start collecting from 10.30am at the Stone cross outside the front of the Church. The service led by the vicar will start outside at 10.45am. The Military led “We Will Remember Them” will start at 10.56am closely followed by the Last Post. Wreath laying commences at 11.02am and the Church Service of Remembrance Sunday starts around 11.15am when people file in after the Mayor and dignitaries.

Margate

RBL and organisations will be parading from Aldi car park to the memorial, the Mayoral party processing from outside the old town hall up to the war memorial in Trinity Hill for 10.55am. Service until approx. 11.25am and then a parade down Hawley Street, into King Street and along the Parade where the salute will be taken at the layby at the Piazza.

A number of organisations will be joining this year from police cadets, sea and marine cadets, youth organisations and representatives from military and civil organisations -the police, fire brigade, coastguards.

Birchington

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.

Minster

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.

There will be a short dedication service as Minster & Monkton RBL Standard receives the 100th year pennant

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  2pm with Cockney Nights

Westgate

The Two Minutes Silence will be observed in the church on Saturday 11th November from 10.30am opening, silence at 11am.

Annual Remembrance service at St Saviour’s Church at 10.30am on November 12. A parade to the Town’s War Memorial will form up in Westgate Bay Avenue after the service, leaving at approximately 11.45am for the Act of Remembrance at 12noon. Refreshments will follow afterwards at The United Reformed Church.

Broadstairs

Sung Eucharist of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church at 10am. Service at the Broadstairs war memorial, at junction of High Street and Pierremont Avenue, begins at 10.45am.

2 Comments

Comments are closed.