Sunday, 19 September 2021

Remembrance Sunday events

SERVICES will be held in Henley and surrounding towns and villages to mark Remembrance Sunday

SERVICES will be held in Henley and surrounding towns and villages to mark Remembrance Sunday.

A service will be held in Market Place, Henley, at 10.45am. It will be attended by civic dignitaries and officials from the Henley and Peppard branch of the Royal British Legion.

There will also be a fly-past over parts of South Oxfordshire which will reach Henley at about 10.50am.

After the service, Mayor Lorraine Hillier will offer guests refreshments in the town hall.

Road closures will be in place from 10.15am to noon from Market Place to the junction of Hart Street, Duke Street, Bell Street and from King?s Road, around the front of the town hall and to the exit of Greys Road car park.

Disabled bays in Market Place will be suspended from 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) until 1pm on Sunday.

In Nettlebed, there will be a parade from the car park, adjacent to the village shop and school, to St Bartholomew?s Church, leaving at 10.45am. The service will be followed by a short wreath-laying ceremony at the lychgate war memorial.

Armistice Day on Wednesday will be marked by a short service at the village war memorial at 11am. All are welcome but visitors are asked to arrive by 10.45am.

In Benson on Sunday, personnel from RAF Benson, members of the Royal British Legion, veterans, scouts, cubs, guides and brownies will take part in a parade. They will assemble in High Street at 10.30am and then make their way to the war memorial at the junction of Church Road and Oxford Road, where the names of fallen servicemen will be read out.

The Last Post will be sounded by a bugler from Roke and Benson Brass Band and banners will be lowered. A two-minute silence will be held before Reveille is sounded. After an RAF flypast, wreaths will be laid.

In Watlington, a parade of about 100 people will leave the town hall at 10.40am and make its way to the war memorial in High Street. A two-minute silence will be held at 11am followed by the Act of Remembrance. In Wargrave, a service will be held at St Mary?s Church following a parade of veterans and community groups. They will meet in Church Street at 9.15am and march along High Street and Station Road, led by the St Sebastian Band, from Wokingham.

The service will be followed by the laying of the wreath at the neighbouring war memorial.

All Saints? Church in Dunsden will be observing Holy Communion at 9.15am prior to its remembrance service and St Margaret?s Church in Harpsden will hold a service at 10am.

At St Peter and St Paul?s Church in Shiplake, there will be a service at 10.50am followed by a remembrance service at noon at the war memorial in Lower Shiplake.

In Kidmore End a joint village service will be held at St John the Baptist Church at 11am, led by Canon Brian Shenton, a retired archdeacon from Reading. People will assemble at the war memorial outside the church at 10.50am. After the service wreaths will be laid by Kidmore End Primary School, Sonning Common Primary School, the Kidmore End branch of the Royal British Legion, Kidmore End and Sonning Common parish councils and the church.

At All Saints? Church in Peppard there will be a commemoration service at its war memorial at 10.45am. This will be followed by a remembrance service inside. Congregations from both All Saints? and St Nicholas?s Church in Rotherfield Greys will attend. At noon there will be a commemoration service at the war memorial by St Nicholas?s Church.

In Goring, there will be a service at St Thomas?s Church from 10.45am. Parish council chairman Kevin Bulmer will lay a wreath at the village war memorial and give a reading at the service.

In Whitchurch, villagers will gather at the war memorial in High Street at 10.45am for a service at 11am, led by Rev Claire Alcock, associate priest for St Mary?s Church.

In Woodcote, villagers will assemble at the war memorial at 11am for a short ceremony followed by a service at St Leonard?s Church.

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