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27th May, 2022

Details of this year's Remembrance Sunday Parades in Bromsgrove, Catshill and Rubery

BROMSGROVE will come together on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Those taking part in the parade should muster at 10.20am outside Argos.

Police, church representatives and standards from a number of organisations will lead the parade from 10.40am, along the High Street and giving an ‘eyes left’ at the Odd Fellows Memorial. The Worcestershire Lord-Lieutenant Representative will be present there with escort.

The parade will continue into Church Street, crossing Market Street to the monument at Crown Close.

Market Street will be closed to traffic from 10.35am to 10.45am.

Amphlett Hall will be open for anyone to use the facilities and for the less able to watch the parade.

The service will start at 10.55am with the Act of Remembrance at 11am. Road closures will be in place for the duration of the service which should conclude with the wreath-laying around 11.45am.

A short service at 12pm will take place at St John’s Church with a prayer and the laying of two blank wreaths at the First World War and Boer War memorials inside the church, followed by a blessing.

Anyone wanting to take part in the parade should contact Royal British Legion branch chairman Patrick Smith via email at patrick.smith@uwclub.net or by calling him on 07949 789841.

To contact the parade organiser Jeff Evans, email poppyorganiser@gmail.com or on 07973 295972.

In the event of bad weather the whole service will take place in St John’s Church.

 

Catshill

The parade should assemble at Catshill Middle School at 10am and it will then journey to the war memorial at the junction of Meadow Road and Stourbridge Road.

There will be closures on Stourbridge Road and Meadow Road, Catshill, during the hour between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Refreshments will be available at Catshill Club afterwards.

 

Rubery

The Service of Remembrance, led by Rev Claire Turner from St Chad’s Church, will take place at 10.45am outside the Rubery Memorial Club.

It will be followed by a parade down New Road and, for those wanting to attend, there will be 15 minutes of prayers, hymns and music inside St Chad’s Church.

There will be closures on New Road and Library Way between 10am and 11.45am.

Refreshments will be available then from the Rubery Memorial Club.

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