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Remembrance Day Services

A list of services and Acts of Remembrance taking place throughout the borough on Sunday, 12 November.

Faversham

Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham

10.30am for 11am  - Laying of wreaths at the War Memorial, Stone Street, where the Rev Ros Parrett will officiate at a short Remembrance Service. This will be attended this year by a 41 piece Ghurka Band. The Mayor will be represented by Councillor Mike Cosgrove who will lay a wreath. Following this Service, there will be a parade to the Church where a full Service will take place at approximately 11.30am with additional wreath laying and the Rev Simon Rowland will officiate. Councillor Bryan Mulhern will represent the Mayor and attend and lay a wreath at the church.

Church of St Barnabas, Boughton-under-Blean 

10.50am Service and wreath laying at the War Memorial, The Street, Boughton followed by a service at the Church. The Rev Jean Burrows will officiate. The Mayor will be represented by Councillor George Bobbin who will lay a wreath at the War Memorial.

St Mary’s Church, Selling

10.30am for 10.45am - Firstly at the War Memorial for an Act of Remembrance to the accompaniment of a trumpeter, then the Sunday Service will be taken in the Church by Reverend Diane Webb. Cllr Andrew Bowles, representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath.

Doddington and Newnham War Memorial

2.50pm for 3pm - The Service will be taken by Rev Richard Birch and Councillor Ted Wilcox representing the Mayor will attend and lay a wreath at the War Memorial

Isle of Sheppey

The Lychgate, Leysdown

1.50pm for 2pm - Act of Remembrance lasting about 20mins will be officiated by Rev Joe Gregory. Cllr Mini Nissanga representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath.

Abbey Church of St Mary and St Sexburga, Minster

10.45am - A Remembrance Service will be held officiated by Reverend Tim Hall. Cllr Andy Booth representing the Mayor will lay a wreath in the Chapel of Remembrance.

Holy Trinity Church, Queenborough 

10.45am - There will be a service of Remembrance in the Church and laying of wreaths at the War memorial officiated by Reverend Cindy Kent. Cllr Cameron Beart representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath at the War Memorial.

All Saints Church, Eastchurch 

9.30am - Parish Mass

10.45am - Service of Remembrance in the Church followed by wreath laying and Act of Remembrance at the Lychgate, then return to Church for prayers. Father Gerry Arbor will officiate. The Mayor will be represented by Cllr Lesley Ingham who will lay a wreath at the Lychgate.

The Cenotaph, Sheerness

The Royal British Legion Sheppey Branch have invited the Mayor to attend this service. The Parade will muster in the car park adjacent to Tesco car park at 10.30am in readiness for the laying of the wreaths. Following the ceremony the Parade will march to the Holy Trinity Church, The Broadway, Sheerness for the Church Service. Event should finish by 1.20pm.

The Mayor will be represented by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Samuel Koffie-Williams and Deputy Mayoress Mrs Doreen Koffie-Williams who will lay a wreath at the War Memorial.

War Grave, Harty St Thomas’ Church 

3pm - A Service and Act of Remembrance will be officiated by Rev Colin Johnson. Cllr Ken Ingleton representing the Mayor will attend the service and lay a wreath.

Sittingbourne

Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Borden 

9.45am for 11am - The Parish Eucharist followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial will be taken by Father Robert Lane. The Mayor will be represented by Cllr Nicholas Hampshire who will attend and lay a wreath.

Church of St Bartholomew, Bobbing 

10.45am - An informal Service of Remembrance will be led by Reverend Sue Samson, Team Curate for Holy Trinity Sittingbourne with Bobbing. Cllr Mike Dendor representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath at the War Memorial inside the church.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Newington 

10am - This Service, followed by an Act of Remembrance at 11am will be officiated by Lay Reader George Hulme. The Mayor will be represented by Cllr Mike Baldock who will attend and lay a wreath.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Upchurch 

10.15am - The Service of Remembrance will be officiated by Reverend Mark Ham with an Act of Remembrance at 11am. Cllr Gerry Lewin, representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath.

Church of St Michael & All Angels, Hartlip 

10.15am - The Service and Act of Remembrance at 11am will be officiated by Rev Julian Staniforth. Cllr John Wright, representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath.

St Margaret’s Church, Lower Halstow

10.30am - This Service and Act of Remembrance will be officiated by Rev Amanda Lane with Mr Alan Swift. Cllr Duncan Dewar-Whalley, representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath.

All Saints Church, Iwade

10.45am - This Service and Act of Remembrance will be officiated by Reverend Captain Stephen Plumb. Cllr James Hunt, representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath.

Holy Trinity Church, Milton Regis 

10.45am This service will be taken by Rev George Rogers. Cllr Roger Clark, representing the Mayor, will attend at lay a wreath at the conclusion of the Service at the Memorial in the Church grounds.

All Saints Church, Murston 

10.15am - The Service will be officiated by Mrs Jan Phillips LLM Cllr Sue Gent, representing the Mayor, will attend and will lay a wreath at The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial outside the Church at 11am.

War Memorial, Central Avenue 

10.30am for 10.50am - The Service will be led by Mrs Pat Tatchell, Chaplain to the Sittingbourne and Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion. The Mayor Cllr Colin Prescott and Mayoress Mrs Pamela Prescott accompanied by the Mayoral Cadet Corporal Shannon Pardoe will attend and lay a wreath. After the Service the Mayor, Mayoress and Cadet will take the Salute as the Parade marches past the front of the Police Station Central Avenue.

St Giles Church, Tonge 

10.30am - The Service will be officiated by Mrs Anne Holton ALM.

St. Mary’s Church, Teynham 

10.45am - The Service of Remembrance will be taken by the Reverend Steve Lillicrap. The Mayor will be represented by Cllr Lloyd Bowen who will lay a wreath in the church during the service.

St Laurence Church, Bapchild

10am for 10.30am - A Church Service will be officiated by Miss Janet Beal LLM. Cllr Monique Bonney, representing the Mayor, will attend and lay a wreath on the Altar.

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