Remembrance Sunday In Chiswick
Wreath laying service on Turnham Green on Centenary of Armistice Day 1918
The leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Steve Curran will join community groups, veterans and local dignitaries on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, in Chiswick, to remember those who lost their lives in the two world wars.
There will be a wreath-laying service at Chiswick War Memorial at 10.30am, followed by a remembrance service at Christ Church, in Turnham Green.
Sunday is also the Centenary of the Armistice and churches throughout Chiswick have their own commemorations and services organised.
The Royal British Legion will congregate at the Chiswick Memorial Club in Bourne Place between 10am and 10:15am then march down the Chiswick High Road to the memorial.
Following the service, they will repair back to the Club for sandwiches and refreshments.
Cllr Katherine Dunne, Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce has thanked the Royal British Legion (RBL) for the fundraising and awareness-raising work they do through their annual Poppy Appeal. Cllr Dunne said:
“The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign, with the proceeds providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
“As they do every year, the RBL and their volunteers have been out across the borough, in schools, offices, shopping centres, and many other community locations selling poppies and other poppy-related items.
“Many residents will also have seen the ‘Poppy Paths’ around the borough, where the RBL has put up giant poppies on some of the borough’s roads, particularly around the main high streets across Hounslow.
“Although the poppy is now generally seen as a symbol of Remembrance, some people wear a white poppy, while others choose not to wear one and instead mark their respect in other ways; the important thing is that we never forget the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and on behalf of the borough, I’d like to thank the RBL for their ongoing support in ensuring that this remains the case."
Services of Remembrance are taking place at nine of the borough’s war memorials on Sunday.
On Remembrance Sunday 11 November, the Centenary of the Armistice, at 9.45am in St Michael & All Angels Church, Remembrance Sunday Choral Requiem Mass will be followed by a procession to the Bedford Park Memorial Seat for the two minutes silence at 11am. Preacher: Professor Graham Holderness.
At 6.30pm in the church, Remembrance Sunday Evensong will be a reflective service with music, readings and poetry by Rudyard Kipling, Vera Brittain, Wilfred Owen and others. All welcome.
Other Remembrance events in Chiswick include performances at 4.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 11 November at St Paul’s Church, 66 Grove Park Road, Chiswick, W4 3SB, of I Knew A Simple Soldier Boy. This concert brings to you the voices and music of those who participated in and lived through the Great War in a moving and emotional performance exactly 100 years after the Armistice.
St Michael's Church, Elmwood Road
Remembrance Sunday - 10.55am 11 November
of Chiswick Exhibition
Our Lady Of Grace & St Edwards
November 8, 2016