Remembrance Day Services

THERE will be a small gathering at Gravesend Borough Market on Saturday 11 November From 10.45am on the High Street by the columns.

Royal British Legion Standard, Sea Cadets, Gads Hill School Army Cadets, Mayor & Mayoress, Deputy Mayor and Civic Chaplain – Rev Littlewood will gather to mark a two minute silence at 11am.

There will be Prayers and a few words by the Mayor & Chaplain followed by the National Anthem. The Mayor will then lay a wreath at the Huggins Memorial Board at the main entrance of the Old Town Hall.

The annual Remembrance Sunday service will be held on Sunday 12 November at the Windmill Hill Memorial Gardens, Gravesend.

The council in partnership with the Royal British Legion will pause to remember those fallen in conflicts past and present.

The service will start with a cannon fired to mark the start of two minutes’ silence. Another cannon will then signify the end of the silence. There will be Prayers, Hymns and music and wreaths will be laid.

A knitted carpet of poppies, made by the community, will be on display to mark those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars. It also signifies those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts. The poppy carpet will be moved to Gravesend Borough Market and be on display from Monday 13 November until Friday 17 November.

Other Remembrance Services taking place in Gravesham are listed below. For information these are not all organised by Gravesham Borough Council.

Denton Parish War Memorial

Friday 10 November 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Northfleet War Memorial

Sunday 12 November at 11am

Presented in partnership by The Royal British Legion (Gravesham and Ebbsfleet Branch) and Gravesham Borough Council

Parade commences at approx.10.30am

Higham Parade & Service St Johns Church

Sunday 12 November 9.30am - 10.30am

Meopham War Memorial Parade & Service

Sunday 12 November from 2pm

Organised by Meopham Parish Council

Bawley Bay Service of Remembrance

Sunday 12 November 12:30pm

Cobham War Memorial

A short service of remembrance at Cobham War Memorial

Sunday 12 November 10am