Published Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1.

Services to commemorate fallen servicemen and women from World War 1 onwards will take place across Waverley.

A joint Remembrance Sunday parade in Farnham will begin at 10.30am in Castle Street, reaching Gostrey Meadow for a short service at 10.45am.

At 11am all those attending will fall silent for two minutes before guests make their way to St Andrew’s Church for the Remembrance Service. The event will be attended by the mayors of Farnham and Waverley, who will take part alongside representatives of the armed forces, local dignitaries, uniformed services and local scout and guide groups.

Drivers are advised that temporary road closures will be in place from 10.15am to 11.30am. The roads affected include Castle Street, The Borough, Union Road, South Street, Downing Street, Longbridge and Victoria Road.

In Godalming, a Service of Remembrance will be held St Peter & St Paul Parish Church at 9.45am followed by a ceremony at the War Memorial in the Phillips Memorial ground at 10.50am. This year’s observances will also include the dedication of new memorial plaques listing the names of all 281 men from Godalming who fell in World War 1. 

After the service, the Parade will process down the High Street, down Great George Street, along The Burys and return back to the Waverley Borough Council car park.  The Mayor of Godalming will receive the Salute by Angel Court in the High Street. Anyone wishing to join the parade should be at the Waverley Borough Council car park at 8.55am to march off at 9.00am.

See below for a list of other remembrance services taking place across the borough:

Remembrance Services on Sunday 11 November

Town/ Village

Time

Location

Bramley

11am

The laying of wreaths and a short service will be held at the War Memorial in the centre of Bramley. Participants will then process into Holy Trinity church for a service of remembrance. A remembrance service will also held at Grafham Church. 

Chiddingfold

9.30am

A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Mary’s before the laying of wreaths at the Village War Memorial. There will also be a beacon lit on the green at 7pm with readings.

Churt

10am

A service at St John’s will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at 11.15 am 

Cranleigh

9.15am

A Remembrance Service at St Nicholas Church at 9.15am will be followed by a procession to the War Memorial at 10.30am

Dunsfold

9.30am

A service will be held at St Mary & All Saints Church, followed by the last post and laying of wreaths at the War Memorial in the village centre.

Elstead

10am

A service will be held at St James’ Church at 10am with overflow accommodated in the Village Hall after which there will be a brief Act of Remembrance at the Memorial in Elstead at 10.55am followed by refreshments at the Royal British Legion Barn.

Haslemere

10am

 

 

 

A Remembrance Service at St Bartholomew’s will be followed by act of remembrance at the High Street War Memorial at 11am.

Haslemere Rugby Club will hold a 2 minute silence and last post at 11am.

Thursley

10am

A Remembrance Service at Church followed by drinks and canapes at the Village Hall.

 

Other remembrance related events in Waverley

Cranleigh

11am Saturday 10 November

Formal opening of the Centenary Garden on Snoxhall Fields, commemorating the signing of the Armistice 100 years ago.

Elstead

05 – 11 November

St James’ Church will host Elstead’s 38 ‘Silent Soldiers’ and they will also be ‘on parade’ in the Church, the Village Hall and the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday.

Hambledon

12am

Saturday 10 November

In tribute to the British Tommy a singalong will be held at the Hambledon Village shop. Familiar tunes of the period will be accompanied by local musicians.

Thursley

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November

Thursley's History Society will be showing an exhibition at the Village Hall about WW1. On Saturday evening there will be a WW1 themed evening meal and entertainment. Contact: thursleyevents@gmail.com