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A Day of Remembrance In Sheen

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

This year’s Remembrance Day services are being held throughout the borough on Sunday 11 November. Wherever you are in the borough, there will be a service near to you where you can pay your respects to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Most events will consist of a parade of Armed Forces veterans, civic dignitaries and religious officials, followed by a service and two minutes silence at 11am.

In addition, at 6pm on 11 November a special commemoration service will be held at St Mary’s Church in Twickenham. Led by Reverend Jeff Hopkin Williams, and other faith leaders, the Ecumenical service will mark 100 years since the end of World War I.

In East Sheen a parade of organisations will assemble at Sheen Lane Centre Car Park at 10.30am and will march to East Sheen War Memorial, where a service will be held at 11am. The Council will be represented by Cllr Brian Marcel. Those attending should please meet at Sheen Lane Centre.

In Barnes there will be a service at St Mary’s Church, Barnes, following an act of remembrance in the churchyard at 10.50am. Bishop Richard Harries will be conducting the service. The Council will be represented by Cllr Aphra Brandreth.

A special ecumenical service will be held this Remembrance Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.  On Sunday 11 November, a special church service is being held as part of the borough’s commemoration of the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Led by Reverend Jeff Hopkin Williams and other faith leaders, the Leader of Richmond Council and the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames will come together specifically to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. The service starts at 6pm at St Mary’s Church in Twickenham. It will consist of readings by local dignitaries and song.

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team for a few years now. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.