Remembrance Sunday Service at City War Memorial Northernhay Gardens
Sunday 11 November 2018
A Civic Party led by the Lord Mayor and comprising City Councillors, Honorary Aldermen, MP, representatives from the Fire Service, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Police, Sea Cadets and others, will lead a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November, which is conducted at the City's War Memorial in Northernhay Gardens, where everyone is welcome to attend.
The Lord Mayor's Chaplain will conduct the service which commences at 10.50 am, with the Exeter Salvation Army Band playing incidental music along with the Exeter University’s Chapel Choir will be supporting the Service. A large number of ex-service Units and other local associations are represented around the War Memorial carrying Standards and laying wreaths. The parade will be supported by Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, who will provide military guidance and a Bugler from the 6 RIFLES playing Reveille and Last Post. After Last Post has been sounded the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines' Firing Party, consisting of approximately 20 Soldiers, will fire one blank round each to mark the 2 minute silence.
There will also be a small march pass the Guildhall for those Service Units who wish to take part where a poppy drop will take place off the Guildhall's Balcony.
Service sheets will be handed out on the day, and civilians are welcome to lay poppies or wreaths.
Exeter City Council are also taking part in the "Battles Over Campaign" and we will be welcoming the Shrouds of the Somme, "Lost Lives" Exhibition at Northernhay Gardens.
Please see below the timings for Sunday 11 November 2018
|6.00am||Battles Over: Lone Piper||Exeter Cathedral Green|
|10.45am||Remembrance Service which will be WW1 Themed and this year we will be accompanied by the University of Exeter’s Choir||
|6.55pm||Battles Over: Lone Bugler||Exeter Cathedral Green|
|7.00pm||Battles Over: Lighting of a Beacon||Exeter Cathedral Green|
|7.05pm||Battles Over: Ringing of Church Bells||Throughout the City|