Last updated 2 November 2022
Remembrance in Stockport 2022
Commemorative services and events taking place across the borough on Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 13 November 2022
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 and Remembrance Sunday.
Armistice Day – Friday, 11 November 2022
Residents are welcome to attend and observe a two-minute silence on Armistice Day, Friday, 11 November. At 11am, the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor David Wilson, will observe the silence on the steps of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 8AB. To mark the beginning and end of the silence, maroon rockets will be launched from the civic complex. The sound should be heard from up to two miles away, and residents and shoppers should not be alarmed. The Art Gallery will be open from 10am on Friday, 11 November, for people to pay their respects.
Remembrance Sunday – Sunday, 13 November 2022
On Remembrance Sunday, The Mayor of Stockport 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, SK3 8AB. At precisely 11am, there will be a two-minute silence, beginning 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. The Art Gallery will be open from 9.30am on Sunday, 13 November, for people to pay their respects.
Councillor David Wilson, Mayor of Stockport, said:
“To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die”
(Campbell, ‘Hallowed Ground’).
As Mayor of Stockport, it will be my honour to proudly lead Stockport’s Civic Remembrance commemoration. May our town come together, to recall with solemnity and pride, all who fell in the conflicts of yesteryear to defend and secure the freedoms that we enjoy today."
The Mayor is asking residents to support the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal, which provides the primary source of funds to maintain the Royal British Legion’s many welfare and benevolent schemes.
Remembrance Services and Events across the borough
On Remembrance Sunday, services will take place throughout the borough. Please note the different starting times.
10.25am - a procession of service units, ex-servicemen’s, civilian and youth organisations from the Armoury to the War Memorial
10.45am - civic procession from Stockport Town Hall to the War Memorial
11am – two-minute silence
Civic Act of Remembrance
Laying of wreaths
The National Anthem
10.40am - procession from Holland Road to Bramhall War Memorial
11am – 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
3pm - Service at the War Memorial, George Lane
10.30am - parade to assemble at the 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
10am – 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.
10.55am - 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 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
11am - Act of Remembrance at War
10.45am - Service at St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Road
11am - Act of Remembrance at War Memorial
10.55am – parade meets at Grafton Street Park
11am – Act of Remembrance in Grafton Street Park
11.30am – Service at Christ with All Saints Church, Heaton Norris
10am - Service of Remembrance at St. Thomas's Parish Church
11am - 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 Cenotaph on Reddish Road, South Reddish
1pm - 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
3pm - Service commences
10.45am - Service and the laying of wreaths at Christ Church, Chester Road, Woodford
Residents are encouraged to check the council’s website and social media channels for the most up-to-date information on Remembrance Sunday services and events. Please note that there may be some temporary road closures in place for a short period of time whilst services and events are taking place.
Please be advised that there is a National Service of Remembrance held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, which will be broadcast live and available for you to view.
Parking charges and locations
The pay & display car parks located nearest to the Stockport service are:
• The Armoury Street car park The Ritz Cinema car park
Sunday charges are as follows:
There are also On Street Pay & Display bays (streets near the civic complex, which are free of charge on a Sunday). These are as follows:
• Bamford Street
• Blackshaw Street
• Edward Street (south side)
• Former Edward Street (road fronting Edward House)
• Frances Street
• Hopes Carr
• James Leech Street
• Lord Street
• Middle Hillgate
• Millbrook Street
• Mottram Street
• Norbury Street
• Ratcliffe Street
• St Thomas’s Place
• Union Street Wellington Street (south side)
If you have any queries about Remembrance Sunday services and events, please contact the Mayor’s Office by email email@example.com or by phone 0161 474 3300.