This year’s Remembrance Sunday will mark exactly one hundred years since the Armistice that ended the First World War, and locals are being invited to a number of ceremonies and services.
Many of the ceremonies and services being held across Bath and North East Somerset on 11th November will commemorate the Centenary.
In a joint statement Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath Abbey, The Royal British Legion, and The Mayor and The Charter Trustees of the City of Bath, said: “We have all been proud to mark the Centenary of the First World War over the last four years.
“We invite residents to take part in this special Remembrance Sunday, by attending one of the many ceremonies and services held in local communities.”
All ceremonies and services are open to the public, and are free to attend.
Bath & North East Somerset Council are also producing a special free publication, WW1 Centenary Armistice Day Commemoration: How Bath and North East Somerset Remembered.
It will be available from libraries and the council’s One-Stop-Shops in November.
Programme of Ceremonies and Services
Sunday 4th November
1.30pm, Abbey Churchyard, Bath – Royal British Legion, Dedication of the Field of Remembrance
Sunday 11th November: Remembrance Sunday
Centenary of the Armistice at the end of World War One, 1918
Ceremonies and Services in Bath
6.00am-6.30am, Bath Abbey – Lone Piper ‘Battle’s Over’ Ceremony before dawn
10.30am- 12 noon, Bath Abbey – Centenary of Armistice Eucharist Service
10.45am-11.15am, City of Bath War Memorial, Royal Victoria Park – Royal British Legion Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony
2.00-2.45pm, Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade and March Past (Parade from bottom of Milsom Street to the Guildhall; March Past and Taking the Salute outside the Guildhall; Parade to Bath Abbey)
3.00pm-4.00pm, Bath Abbey – The Royal British Legion Remembrance Service
6.50pm-7.15pm, City of Bath War Memorial, Royal Victoria Park – ‘Last Post’ Ceremony marking the end of the WW1 Centenary
Ceremonies and Services in wider Bath, and in North East Somerset
Service 10.00am at Holy Trinity Church followed by Wreath Laying Ceremony at War Memorial, Firs Field, 11.00am
Haycombe Cemetery – Remembrance Service at the Cross of Remembrance, 10.45am
Parade to St John’s Church 9.00am for church service, followed by parade to the Memorial Park Gates for Wreath Laying Ceremony, 11.00am
Parade from Stones Cross to War Memorial 10.30am for Act of Remembrance and Wreath Laying 11.00am, followed by service at St John the Baptist Church
March along High Street 2.00pm, to short service at the War Memorial and then at Holy Trinity Church
Ecumenical Service at Radstock Methodist Church, 1.15pm, followed by procession to War Memorial, Waterloo Road, and Royal British Legion ‘Last Post’ ceremony, 2.30pm
Service 10.30am at St Michael & All Angels Church; Wreath Laying Ceremony at War Memorial, 11.00am
Commemoration at the Memorial in Elm Tree Avenue, 11.00am
Wreath laying at the War Memorial, High Street, Weston 11.00am