Last updated 8 November 2021
Remembrance in Stockport 2021
Commemorative services and events are taking place across the borough on Armistice Day (Thursday 11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 14 November).
Together with local branches of the Royal British Legion and local churches, the council has helped to organise some of the commemorative services and events in the borough on Armistice Day (Thursday 11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 14 November).
We encourage residents to participate in observing a two-minute silence on Armistice Day, Thursday 11 November. At 11.00am, the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Adrian Nottingham, will observe the silence on the steps of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. To mark the beginning and end of the silence (at 11.00am and 11.02am) maroon rockets will be launched from the civic complex. The sound should be heard for up to two miles away, and residents and shoppers should not be alarmed.
On Remembrance Sunday, The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Adrian Nottingham, will lead the borough in paying respects at the Civic Act of Remembrance on the steps of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Road South, Stockport. At precisely 11.00am there will be a two-minutes silence, starting with the Last Post and ending with the Reveille. Following prayers, hymns and reflections, wreaths will be laid on the steps of the War Memorial.
Please note that the plans to commemorate Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday may need to be altered at short notice due to ongoing Government guidance regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Residents are encouraged to check the council’s website and social media channels for the most up-to-date information.
Due to the current high rates of COVID-19, we ask that everyone who is attending commemorative services shows kindness to those who are vulnerable to becoming severely ill with coronavirus and continues to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering in busy spaces and wash hands regularly. Anyone who is currently self-isolating or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend these services and events.
The Mayor is asking local residents to support the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal which provides the main source of funds to maintain the Royal British Legion’s many welfare and benevolent schemes.
Councillor Adrian Nottingham, Mayor of Stockport, said: “This is an important time to honour servicemen and women; of all faiths and non faith, from this country and the Commonwealth who paid the ultimate price. I’d encourage Stockport residents to join us in remembering them at one of the services across the borough.”
On Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Services will take place throughout the borough – please note the different starting times:
10.15am - Procession of Service Units, Ex-Servicemen's, Civilian and Youth Organisations from
the Armoury to the War Memorial
10.45am - Civic Procession from the Town Hall to the War Memorial
11.00am - Two Minutes' Silence
Civic Act of Remembrance
Placing of wreaths on the steps
The National Anthem
10.40am - Procession from Holland Road to Bramhall War Memorial
11.00am - Service at the War Memorial, then proceed to St Michael and All Angels Parish Church on St Michaels Avenue, via Bramhall Lane South and Robins Lane
3.00pm - Service at the War Memorial, George Lane
10.30am - Parade to assemble at junction of Massie Street with High Street to proceed down High Street to War Memorial
10.50am - Service at the War Memorial
9.40am - Parade meets at Beech Road
9.55am - Depart to War Memorial
10.00am – Service at the War Memorial
10.50am – Assemble at Compstall War Memorial, St Paul’s Church, Compstall for Remembrance, prayers and laying of wreaths followed by a Remembrance Service at St. Paul’s Church.
10.45am - Service and laying of wreaths at War Memorial, Gatley Green
10.30am – Parade commences from Hazel Grove train station
10.45am - Service and laying of wreaths at War Memorial, London Road
12.00 noon - Service and laying of wreaths at Heald Green and Long Lane War Memorial, Wilmslow Road
10.45am - Service at St John's Church, St John’s Road
11.00am - Act of Remembrance at War Memorial
10.45am - Service at St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Road
11.00am - Act of Remembrance at War Memorial
10.55am – Parade meets at Grafton Street Park
11.00am – Act of Remembrance in Grafton Street Park
11.30am – Service at Christ with All Saints Church, Heaton Norris
10.00am - Service of Remembrance at St. Thomas's Parish Church.
11.00am - Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
10.15am - Standard bearers and the public to assemble at the War Memorial in Memorial Park 10.30am - Service and the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
12.15pm – Service and the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
10.30am - Church Service at St. Mary’s Church
12.50pm - Service at the War Memorial
1.00pm - Service proceeds to Willow Grove Cemetery
1.05pm - Service at Cross of Sacrifice
2.30pm - Assemble at Green Lane next to the Duke of York public house
2.45pm - Prayers at Romiley War Memorial and the laying of wreaths
2.55pm - Parade from Romiley War Memorial to the War Memorial, George Lane, Bredbury 3.00pm - Service commences
10.30am - Service and the laying of wreaths at Christ Church, Chester Road, Woodford