All you need to know about Malvern's Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations - The Malvern Observer

All you need to know about Malvern's Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations

Malvern Editorial 6th Nov, 2022   0

A VARIETY of events will take place across Malvern Hills district for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

A Field of Remembrance will be created in the grounds of Great Malvern Library and will be available to view between Thursday, November 10, and November 17.

A cross planting ceremony will take place from 10.40am on Thursday, November 10, in the library grounds with everyone welcome to attend,

Crosses are free of charge and will be available on the day and during the Remembrance period but donations for the Poppy Appeal are welcomed.

The Field of Remembrance will be taken down on 17 November in line with the Field of Remembrance in London.

Armistice Day – Friday, November 11

A service will be held at Great Malvern Priory Church. People should be seated by 10.45am in front of the War Memorial with the service starting at 10.50am.

The welcome and introduction will be given by Rev Rod Corke.

At 10.57am, the Act of Remembrance will begin with the Last Post, a two-minute silence at 11am and then the Kohima Epitaph before the laying of crosses in front of the war memorial.

The service will conclude with reflection, prayers and a blessing from Rod Corke.

Remembrance Sunday – November 13

Between 10.10am and 10.25am, the parade musters outside Great Malvern Post Office.

At 10.35am, the parade will march off under the command of the parade marshall.

Among those in the parade will be Malvern Boys and Girls’ Brigade Band, the standards, civic dignatries, serving armed forces personnel and veterans, the police, fire and ambulance services, Sea, Army and RAF Cadets, the Scouts and the Girl Guides.

Between 10.40am and 10.45am, councillors and civic dignatries will arrive on the Great Malvern Library forecourt with wreath layers assembling on the path.

The parade will arrive on the forecourt at 10.50am with the ceremony starting at 10.55am.

Then will be the Exhortation, Act of Remembrance, The Last Post, a two-minute silence (at 11am), the Reveille, Kohima Epitaph and the laying of wreaths.

The ceremony will end at 11.20am and the parade, will then march off at 11.25am.


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