Remembrance events in Richmond upon Thames
2 November 2021
This year’s Remembrance Day services are being held throughout the borough on Sunday 14 November 2021.
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, falls on 11 November, with the occasion also marked every year on the second Sunday of November, known as Remembrance Sunday.
With Remembrance Sunday services happening throughout Richmond upon Thames, there will be a service near to you where you can go to pay your respects to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
Whilst last year’s remembrance events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year they will return to their traditional format with residents invited to pay their respects. Most events will consist of a parade of Armed Forces veterans, civic dignitaries and religious officials followed by a service and two-minute silence at 11am.
Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Geoff Acton, said:
“Remembrance Sunday is always hugely moving as we pay our respects to all those who have served our country and been affected by conflict. 2021 is the centenary year of the Royal British Legion, making this year’s commemoration even more poignant. I hope Richmond upon Thames residents will join me and other councillors at a service on Remembrance Sunday and will wear a poppy with pride to help raise vital funds for the Poppy Appeal.”
We remind everyone that COVID-19 infection levels are still high and to take precautions to keep themselves and others safe.
The remembrance events across the borough this year are as follows:
A parade will form up at the Old Deer Park at 10.15am and will proceed to Whittaker Avenue at which point Members should join in the procession. A service will be held at the War Memorial, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond at 10.40am. The wreath will be laid at 11am. The Mayor, Cllr Geoff Acton will take the salute from Golden Court/George Street, Richmond. All those attending the parade and service will be welcomed afterwards at Training Ship Goodwin, Park Lane, Richmond, TW9 2RA
The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Suzette Nicholson will take the salute at the march-past of local organisations at the Service in Radnor Gardens. Those attending are asked to meet at the Bowling Green Pavilion at 10.15am. A representative of the Royal British Legion will escort the parade to the War Memorial for the service at 10.50am.
A parade will take place from the Methodist Church, Percy Road Hampton and will leave from there at 12 noon and then march through Hampton Village to Oldfield Road Memorial Gardens where there will be a church service which is expected to finish at 1.15 pm. Laying a wreath and representing the Borough will be Cllr Gareth Roberts.
Organisations will assemble at Sheen Lane Centre Car Park at 10.30am and will then march to East Sheen War Memorial where a Service will be held at 11am. The Council will be represented by Cllr Julia Cambridge.
There will be a Service at St Mary’s Church, Barnes following an act of remembrance in the churchyard at 10.55am. The Council will be represented by Cllr Rita Palmer.
Ham and Petersham
There will be Parish Communion at 9.45am at St Andrew’s Church, Ham Common, with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in St Andrew’s Church Yard, commencing at 10.50am. At approximately 10:45am the congregation will proceed from the Church to the Memorial. The Council will be represented by Cllr Andree Frieze.
**There will also be a service at St Peter’s Church, Petersham. This will commence at 10am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at 11am at the Petersham War Memorial. The Council will be represented by Cllr Penelope Frost.
East Twickenham (North Twickenham and St Margarets Ward)
A service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Richmond Road, East Twickenham at 9am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony. The Council will be represented by
Cllr Alexander Ehmann.
An Act of Remembrance service will take place at 10.45am at St Philip & James Church, 73 Hounslow Rd, TW2 7HA Whitton – within which is located the Whitton War Memorial. The Council will be represented by Cllr Liz Jaeger.
People to meet outside the Royal British Legion at 10am, then parade to the Teddington Hospital War memorial for 10.45am where wreaths will be laid. The Council will be represented by Cllr Richard Baker.
At 10.30am people to meet at St John's Square and then proceed to the Memorial at Kingston Bridge at 10.50am. There will be a short service including a 2-minute silence. The Council will be represented by Cllr Robin Brown.
A service will be held at St James Church, Hampton Hill at 9.30am followed at 10.55am by a parade to the war memorial in the church yard for the Act of Remembrance, the sounding of The Last Post and two minutes silence. The churchyard includes the graves of many who died in world wars, including Canadian servicemen. The Council will be represented by Cllr Matthew Hull.
Stanley School - Strathmore Road, Teddington
A service is held at 11am in the school grounds where there is a war memorial to those who served and fell in wars. The service this year it will be held on Thursday 11 November 2021 and the Council will be represented by Cllr Saunders.
Up to: November 2021
Updated: 2 November 2021