HERE are the arrangements for the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations across Bromsgrove District, Droitwich and Rubery.
There will be Armistice Day prayers and a minute-silence at the village’s war memorial. On Sunday, November 12, there will be the laying of wreaths and prayers at 10am at the village’s War Memorial. That will be followed by a Remembrance service at 10.30am at St Godwalds Church.
Tomorrow there will be a short service for Armisitice Day at the Odd Fellows Memorial, starting about 10.45am. That will feature a blessing and a two-minute silence at 11am, along with the Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille. On Remembrance Sunday those taking part in the parade should muster outside Argos, High Street, at 10.20am, ready to move off at 10.40am. The parade, which is being attended by Worcestershire Deputy Lord Lieutenant, will proceed along the High Street, giving an ‘eyes left’ at the Odd Fellows Memorial, before turning right into Church Street, crossing Market Street to Church Close and then to the monument on Crown Close. Amphlett Hall will be open for people to use the facilities or to watch the parade from inside. The service will be outside and start at 10.50am and the Act of Remembrance will be at 11am. After the outside service, two plain wreaths will be laid at the war memorials within St John’s Church. The parade will then disperse and all are invited to the Millfield Club where, from 1pm, there will be light refreshments and live entertainment. Entrance is Free
On Remembrance Sunday those going along should assemble outside the Rubery Royal British Legion from 10.15am for a service of Remembrance at 10.30am which will be taken by Rev Sandy Elliis and Rev Claire Turner. There will be hymns and music by the Birmingham Sherbourne Sea Cadets and the organist from St Chad’s Church. That will be followed by two-minute silence at 11am. There will then be a parade to St Chad’s where there will be a second short service.
Afterwards at the Rubery Legion Club, there will be a family disco and free refreshments for those in the uniformed services.
On Sunday, the village’s annual Remembrance Service starts at 10am in Catshill Social Club, before a march to the war memorial on Stourbridge Road at 10.30am. The outdoor service starts at 10.45am with a two-minute silence at 11am. There will then be free hot drinks back at Catshill Club at 11.15am. Residents are being reminded that there are road closures around the war memorial from 10.30am.
Hagley and Blakedown
People should meet up at the Churchill War Memorial at 10am for a short service at 10.15am with wreath-laying. There will then be a small parade, led by the guides and scouts, up to the church for the main service at 10.45am. That will incorporate the two-minute service when residents will get the chance to remember those from Hagley and Blakedown who made the ultimate sactrifice.