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Remembrance Day parades to be held this weekend

Remembrance Day parades and services will be held in towns and villages this weekend across West Sussex in honour of those who died in the service of their country.

The Royal British Legion has supplied details of events and these include tributes listed in the Horsham District.

There will also be Armistice events held next Wednesday.

At Billingshurst on Sunday a parade will leave Frenches Mead at 10.30am to Village War Memorial were there will be a short service after which the main service will be held in St.Mary’s Parish Church, Billingshurst. After the service the parade will reform, leaving at about 12.15pm to march down the High Street to the Billingshurst Community Centre where the parade will be dismissed.  In the evening there will be a Remembrance Sunday Songs of Praise Service which will be held in St.Peters Ad Vincula Church, Wisborough Green at 6.30 pm. This service is organised by the Billingshurst Branch.

In Horsham the parade on Sunday will march off from the telephone exchange car park at 10.25 for an outdoor service in the Carfax, starting at 10.35. Wreath laying at 11am will be followed by a church service and then a March Past.

On November 11 an Armistice Day Service at 10.40am in the Carfax will be attended by children.

The Steyning District Royal British legion will be holding a

Church Service at St. Andrew’s and St. Cuthman’s Church in Steyning on Sunday, with people being seated by 10.45.a.m.

A short service of remembrance will be held at the Memorial Garden, Mill Road, Steyning at 10.45am November 11.

Full details of the Horsham commemoration issued by Horsham District Council are as follows.

The Horsham service will begin at the War memorial in the Carfax at 10.50am and will be led by Father David Bouskill, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Horsham, after the arrival of the parade at the War Memorial. The congregation will begin with the hymn ‘O God Our Help in Ages Past’.

 This will be followed by The Last Post.

 The Vicar will then lead the Exhortation:‘They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.’

 The two minutes silence will follow at 11am before Cllr Tricia Youtan, chairman of Horsham District Council, will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Horsham district at the War Memorial. The Chairman’s Cadet, Andrew Stuckey will be in attendance.

 David Copestake, chairman of the Royal British Legion Horsham Branch and Jeremy Quin MP will then lay wreaths followed by representatives of the armed services and youth organisations.

 A blessing will mark the end of the service at the War Memorial.

 The Parade Marshall will call the parade to attention and they will then march to the Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin in the Causeway, Horsham, for the Remembrance Sunday Service to which everyone is welcome.

 After the service, the parade will leave the Causeway and march back through to the Carfax where the chairman of Horsham District Council and the Chairman of the Royal British Legion will take the salute.

 Working with the Church and Horsham District Council, the Royal British Legion is the main local organiser of Horsham’s Remembrance Sunday service.

This year, the Horsham wreath laying ceremony on Wednesday 11 November will also include a special unveiling of names of Horsham servicemen and women from World War Two who paid the ultimate sacrifice. As part of this service this year, there will be a special unveiling of 43 names of Horsham servicemen and women who lost their lives in World War Two.

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