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Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 14 November in 2021, is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life. We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.The National Service of Remembrance, held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, provides the nation with a physical reminder of all those that have served and sacrificed, with British and Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and women represented, together with members of the emergency services and civilians, ensuring that no-one is forgotten.

All are very welcome to watch the parade and service for Remembrance Day on Sunday 14th November. The parade starts at 10.30am from the Kingsland Centre car park, loops around Thatcham Broadway and up the High Street to the War Memorial. The Mayor, Reverend Mark Bennet and the Royal British Legion will lead the service at the War Memorial. After the main wreath laying, members of the public will be invited to lay their own tributes.

Plan of the road closures below and you are welcome to download the Order of Service from our website to follow on the day.

Sunday 14th November from 10.30am. Check back and also on our Facebook page @ThatchamTC to keep up to date with latest updates.

A smaller service for Armistice Day will be led by the Royal British Legion on Thursday 11th November from 10.45am at the War Memorial.

All are very welcome to attend the short service which will take place on Thatcham Memorial Gardens. The service takes place at 11.00am and if you wish to attend please ensure that you are at the Garden by 10.55am.
After the service those attending are welcome to attend the Town Council Chamber where refreshments will be available although please note we will endeavour to provide a covid safe environment.

In 2020 due to Covid-19 and Government Guidelines, residents were encouraged to “Remember from Home”. See the broadcast on Thatcham Town Council’s YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/ThatchamTC) which was filmed on Sunday 8th November.

Please join us to Remember those who have given their lives for us in war. On Remembrance Sunday we start at 9.30am for about an hour so that we are in good time to be by the war memorial for 10.55. To join in simply turn up on the day. The service will be recorded and published on our YouTube Channel at 12 noon. (The Preacher and Leader, readers and intecessor will be seen on the recording but not the congregation)

Remembrance Day Service

11:30am - 12:15pm, Sun 14 Nov

We will be joining the town in a service of Remembrance at the later time of 11.30am

14th November 2021 10:50am – Market Place

Newbury’s Remembrance Sunday proceedings will commence with the main parade stepping off at 10.25am from Pelican Lane and marching the length of Northbrook Street turning into Mansion House Street where the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Billy Drummond, will take the salute prior to continuing to the Market Place where the Remembrance Service will take place.

Following the brief Service of Remembrance in the Market Place, the parade will march past the War Memorial where wreaths will be laid on the way into St Nicolas Church.

There will be a qualified British Sign Language expert who will be positioned in order to ensure that those people who need help hearing the service are able to see the Signer. It is requested that members of the public wishing to be near to the Signer should position themselves in the roadway near to the old Strada restaurant to give them a clear view, however signage will also be in place.

Cllr Billy Drummond, Mayor of Newbury said, “We are most grateful that so many veterans, service personnel, uniformed organisations, the youth groups, voluntary organisations and members of the public attend Newbury Remembrance Parade and Service. After a reduced service last year, I am delighted to welcome a full parade and service back to the town.

He continued, “Our community comes together at this time to remember those who have given their lives in the service of the country. It is a poignant occasion, and I am honoured to be taking the salute on behalf of our town."

Service sheets will be available on the day and will also be available to download from the Newbury Town Council website.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event.



Elisa Adams, Civic Manager elisa.adams@newbury.gov.uk 07538 334106

Cllr. Billy Drummond, Mayor of Newbury Billy.Drummond@newbury.gov.uk

Start Date
Start Time
11:00 am
End Date
The War Memorial Mortimer

This year the format for Remembrance Sunday will thankfully return to normal. There will be a parade of the local uniformed organisations arriving at the War Memorial just before 11:00 to join the local British Legion, representatives of the Parish Council and Father Paul. The Act of Remembrance at The War Memorial, including the 2 minute silence will start at 11:00 and will be followed by a service at St. John’s where the names from the memorial are read out. Those attending the service at the church will be required to wear a mask until seated, unless under the age of 12.  The service will be available via Zoom to the public.

Theale's annual Remembrance Sunday Procession will take place on Sunday 14 November, followed by a service in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church Theale.

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For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been helping serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.  From those who served in the First World War to the men and women of our Armed Forces today, we believe no-one should suffer for having served others.  As we reflect on our achievements over the last 100 years, we stand ready to support the next generation when they need us.  To mark our 100th birthday, we launched the Reward and Recognition scheme to recognise our amazing RBL people and their significant contributions to our work. By working together we’ll make sure that all who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve

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