Remembrance Sunday in Stockport - 11 November 2018

Details of Remembrance Sunday Services taking place across the borough this year.

Stockport Council, together with local branches of the Royal British Legion, has helped to organise some of the commemorative services and events in the borough on Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 11 November 2018) which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918 that signalled the end of World War One.

On Remembrance Sunday, the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Walter Brett, will lead the borough in paying respects at the Civic Act of Remembrance on the steps of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. At precisely 11.00am there will be a two-minute silence, starting with the Last Post. Following prayers, hymns and reflections, wreaths will be laid on the steps of the War Memorial.

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 Walter Brett, Mayor of Stockport, said: “This is a key opportunity to honour servicemen and women of this country and the Commonwealth who paid the ultimate price. I’d encourage Stockport residents to join us in remembering them, particularly as this year marks 100 years since the end of World War One.”

On Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Services will take place throughout the borough – please note the different starting times:

Stockport:
10.20am – Procession of Service Units, Ex-Servicemen’s, Civilian and Youth Organisations from the Armoury to the War Memorial
10.50am - 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
Relaying of wreaths in Hall of Memory by Naval Sea Cadets (after service)

Bramhall:
10.30am - Procession from Holland Road to Bramhall War Memorial
11.00am - Service at the War Memorial

Bredbury:
3.00pm - Service at the War Memorial, George Lane

Cheadle:
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

Cheadle Hulme:
9.40am – Parade meets at Beech Road.
9.55am – Parade departs to the War Memorial
10.00am – Service at the War Memorial

Compstall:
10.50am - Laying of wreaths at War Memorial, Compstall Brow, prior to service at St Paul's Church

Gatley:
10.45am - Service of Remembrance at War Memorial, Gatley Green

Hazel Grove:
10.45am - Service and laying of wreaths at War Memorial, London Road

Heald Green:
12.00 noon - Service and laying of wreaths at Heald Green and Long Lane War Memorial, Wilmslow Road

Heaton Mersey:
10.45am - Service at St John's Church, St John’s Road
11.00am - Act of Remembrance at War Memorial

Heaton Moor:
10.45am – Service at St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Road.
11.00am - Act of Remembrance at War Memorial

High Lane:
10.00am - Service of Remembrance at St. Thomas's Parish Church. Laying of wreaths at the War Memorial at the conclusion of the Service
11.00am - Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial

Marple:
10.15am - Standard bearers and the public to assemble at the War Memorial in Memorial Park
10.30am - Service to commence

Mellor:
12.15pm - Laying of wreaths at the War Memorial

Reddish:
10.30am - Church Service at St. Marys Church. 12.30pm - Parade leaves St. Marys Church
12.50pm - Service at the Cenotaph
1.00pm - Service proceed to Willow Grove Cemetery
1.05pm- Service at Cross of Sacrifice
1.20pm - Return to St Mary’s Church

Romiley:
2.30pm - Assemble at Green Lane next to Duke of York Hotel
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

Woodford:
10.30am - Service and the laying of wreaths at Christ Church, Chester Road, Woodford

In addition to these services, a special commemorative service will be held at St Mary’s in the Marketplace at 5.00pm on Sunday 11 November as part of the Stockport Remembers tribute. Following the service a parade of light will process through the town centre, culminating in a beacon lighting at the steps of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery at 6.50pm.

Full information about the Stockport Parade of Light is available online at www.stockport.gov.uk/stockportremembers