Chester's Lord Mayor will be one of the local dignitaries leading the Annual Service of Remembrance at Chester Cathedral
3 November 2021This year’s Annual Service of Remembrance at Chester Cathedral takes place on Sunday 14 November, led by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Martyn Delaney.
A Military Parade will step off from Bridge Street at 10.10am and march to the Cathedral. Due to the ongoing pandemic, a full outdoor service is planned to start at 10.30am, held in the Cathedral grounds and St Werburgh Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend the service and viewing will be on St Werburgh Street’s footpaths and the surrounding area.
This will be followed by the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, in the Garden of Remembrance outside the Cathedral, at 10.55am when wreaths will be laid.
Councillor Delaney said: “We are still in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic which has meant some changes to our service this year, it is clear however that Remembrance Sunday remains as important as ever. Members of the public are very welcome to attend the Cathedral service or one of the local ceremonies, to pay their respects to service men and women, past and present."
“I will also be commemorating Armistice Day on Thursday 11 November at 11am in the Garden of Remembrance at Chester Cathedral and I would also welcome people to attend this service.”
Servicemen and Women who gave their lives in conflict will be remembered in Chester on Armistice Day. Chester Cathedral will hold its Service of Remembrance on Armistice Day, Thursday 11 November starting at 10.50am.
The short service takes place in the Garden of Remembrance at the Cathedral, led by a representative from the Cathedral. This will be followed by the playing of the last post and a two-minute silence. The Lord Mayor of Chester will also be in attendance.
Services and Acts of Remembrance taking place across the Borough (details are correct at the time supplied)
Armistice Day, Thursday 11 November
Chester Cathedral, Garden of Remembrance 11am
Overton Hill Memorial 11am
Neston Parish Church of St Mary and St Helen 11am
Sunday 14 November
Chester Cathedral 10.30am
Civic Square, Ellesmere Port 10.40am to 11.20am
This will be all outdoor including an extended service.
1.30pm to 3pm parade along A41 to St Pauls Cenotaph at 2pm.
Neston Parish Church of St Mary and St Helen, service at 3pm for invited guests. Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial with prayers, wreath laying and a minute's silence at 4pm.
Remembrance Parade and Service, 10.45am to 11.15am parade from Wyvern House assemble at 10.15am and start at 10.30am. Arrive at Shopping Centre for service at 10.45am.
Details can also be seen on the Council’s website: https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news-and-views/recurring-events/remembrance/remembrance-sunday.aspx