Croydon’s annual Civic Service of Remembrance, held in conjunction with local branches of the Royal British Legion, will take place at Croydon Minster at 11am, on Sunday November 13.
The service at the Minster will be conducted by the Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Rev Jonathan Clark.
Residents are welcome to attend, and are asked to be seated by 10.45am.
Following the service there will be the wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in Katharine Street at 12.30pm, led by the Mayor of Croydon.
Katharine Street will be closed to traffic from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
“This is a very important time of year as we reflect on the brave endeavours and sacrifices of all our service men and women,” said Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, the Mayor of Croydon.
“As we remember those who gave their lives so that we might live, it is also an opportunity to think of those service men and women who, together with their families, are still making sacrifices today.
“I’m sure the people of Croydon will join me in paying due respect on Remembrance Sunday and I invite all to attend the service and the wreath-laying ceremony.”
A smaller ceremony of remembrance will take place at the borough war memorial at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – 11am, on Friday, November 11 – on Armistice Day. Led by representatives of the Royal British Legion, the two-minute silence will be observed. All are welcome to attend.
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