Remembrance service at Chester Cathedral
23 November 2017This year’s Annual Service of Remembrance at Chester Cathedral took place on Sunday, 12 November, led by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Razia Daniels.
She was joined by other civic dignitaries and serving members of the Army, RAF and Navy and ex-members of the Armed Forces.
The Remembrance Sunday service took place at 10am in Chester Cathedral and was conducted by the Acting Dean of Chester Cathedral, Canon Jane Brooke. It was followed by the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, in the Garden of Remembrance outside the Cathedral, where members of the congregation and the public observed the two minutes silence followed by the laying of wreaths.
A military parade marched through the streets of Chester and gave salute to the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Razia Daniels, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Michael Trevor-Barnston, the Cheshire Garrison Commander, Commander Lt Col Windram, and Rear Admiral, Jeremy Larken.
The Lord Mayor said: “Given the present day demands on our Armed Forces it is clear the Remembrance Sunday remains as important as ever.
“It was a huge honour to see the hundreds of people who attended the Cathedral service to pay their respects to our service men and women past and present.
“I would also like to thank everyone involved in organising the service, the Armed Forces, Chester Cathedral, the police and all of the officers involved in organising the road closures.”