Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices in Bris­tol

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Bris­tol Cathe­dral

You can join the cathe­dral con­gre­ga­tion for Eucharist at 9.30am af­ter which a fol­low­ing will travel to the Ceno­taph for the multi-faith re­mem­brance ser­vice, be­gin­ning at 11am.

Reg­u­larly the most-at­tended civic re­mem­brance ser­vice out­side Lon­don, at­ten­dees are ad­vised to ar­rive in plenty of time.

City cen­tre pa­rade

The day’s pro­gramme be­gins at 6am with a piper play­ing Bat­tle’s O’er out­side Bris­tol Cathe­dral.

The mil­i­tary pa­rade will as­sem­ble on Col­lege Green from 09:30am, leav­ing at 10:20am to get to the Ceno­taph on Col­ston Av­enue.

The pa­rade will be com­manded by Lt Col C Read RM of the Royal Marine Re­serve Bris­tol.

It will in­clude other Re­serve units, cadet con­tin­gents, vet­eran’s or­gan­i­sa­tion led by the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, and other groups.

The act of re­mem­brance will be­gin at 11am with gun­fire mark­ing the start of the two-minute si­lence.

A short ser­vice and wreath lay­ing will take place be­fore the pa­rade re­turns to Col­lege Green.

The or­der of ser­vice can be down­loaded on the Bris­tol City Coun­cil web­site.


The Cleve­don branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion will lead a Re­mem­brance pa­rade which will muster at 2.15pm at the Salt­house fields to march at 2.30pm.

The Bris­tol Pipe and Drums Band will lead the pa­rade and march to St An­drews Church for a Church ser­vice.

Me­mo­rial Sta­dium

A Re­mem­brance Ser­vice is be­ing held at the Me­mo­rial Gates at 11am to­day (Fri­day).

Bris­tol Bears play­ers and staff will be at­tend­ing the club’s for­mer ground, which was ded­i­cated to lo­cal rugby union play­ers killed dur­ing the First World War.

The club’s his­tory is closely en­twined with that of the mil­i­tary, with many of the club’s for­mer play­ers fight­ing in con­flicts from World War One up to the present day. The gates are in­scribed with a mes­sage to those men that made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for their coun­try.

Stoke Gif­ford

The Stoke Gif­ford Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice is held at the Me­mo­rial on the Green in North Road Stoke Gif­ford at 10.15 am on Sun­day.

The short ser­vice will see the lay­ing of wreaths and the two-min­utes si­lence.

Fol­low­ing this out­door ser­vice St Michael’s Church Stoke Gif­ford has its nor­mal Re­mem­brance Ser­vice in St Michael’s Church, North Road, Stoke Gif­ford.

The Bap­tist church in Rock Lane off North Road also has an 11am ser­vice, which mem­bers of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion at­tend.


There will be a ser­vice at St Peter’s Church start­ing at 10am, with a ser­vice at the War Me­mo­rial in the church ceme­tery at 11am.


There will be a pa­rade to St John’s Church at 9am for a church ser­vice, fol­lowed by pa­rade to the Me­mo­rial Park Gates for a wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony at 11am.


Por­tishead Town Re­mem­brance Ser­vice is held at St Peter’s Church which is the home of the town’s war me­mo­rial. The

ser­vice is held at 10.50am and in­cludes the na­tional 2 min­utes si­lence.

The ser­vice fol­lows on from the Re­mem­brance Pa­rade through the High Street. On Re­mem­brance Day it­self at 11am there is an Act of Re­mem­brance in the Precinct on the High Street.


The Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Pa­rade will leave the High Street at 10.15am. The Pa­rade will en­ter Grove Park, with the Re­mem­brance Ser­vice start­ing at 10.58am.

Four hun­dred and fif­teen mem­bers of the Scouts and Guides As­so­ci­a­tions will be as­sem­bled on the green spa­ces ei­ther side of the War Me­mo­rial as a vis­ual rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the sac­ri­fice the com­mu­nity of We­ston-su­per-Mare made in World War 1.


The light­ing of the Patch­way WW1 cen­te­nary bea­con of light will take place on Sun­day on The Tumps at 7pm. The Re­mem­brance Pa­rade will be held the foll­wing Sun­day, Novem­ber 18.

Muster point for the march will be Patch­way Pa­rade next to Coniston Med­i­cal Prac­tice BS34 5TF this will leave at 10.30, and go down Coniston Road to Scott Park.

THE launch of the 2018 Bris­tol Poppy Ap­peal at Bris­tol Cathe­dral


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