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Services of Remembrance across East Suffolk

Posted by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils on 5 November 2018 | Comments

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Commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War will take place across East Suffolk on and around 11 November.

To help support people who want to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are offering free parking at every council-owned car park across Suffolk Coastal and Waveney for the entire day.


Sunday 11 November

  • 6am - in association with the College of Piping, a piper will play 'When the Battle's Oer' in front of the War Memorial
  • 10.40am onwards - Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial
  • 11am - two minutes silence
  • 11.30am - Service of Remembrance at St Peter & St Paul Church, Aldeburgh
  • 6.55pm - lighting of the beacon on the sea front. Followed by a 'Beacons of Lights - Battle's Over' ceremony

Alderton & Ramsholt

Thursday 8 November

  • 10.50am Laying of poppies on First World War Graves at Alderton Churchyard

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.50am Service of Remembrance at Alderton Church

Sunday 25 November

  • 3pm Armistice 100 Songs of Praise Service "From war to peace" at Alderton Church
  • Armistice 100 Exhibition at Alderton Church until 30 November, open daily 10am to 4pm. Extensively researched displays commemorating people from the local villages who served in the war.


Thursday 8 November

  • 10.15am Laying of poppies on First World War Graves at Bawdsey Churchyard (children of Bawdsey School participating);

Sunday 11 November

  • 9.30am Service of Remembrance at Bawdsey Church


Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November

  • On the evenings of 10 and 11 November, Holy Trinity will be turning red as the nation commemorates the centenary of the ending of the First World War.
  • On Sunday 11 November, the Service of Remembrance (held jointly with St Andrew’s Walberswick) will start in the church at 10.50am.
  • 5.30pm - people will gather for a peal of bells by candlelight in celebration of peace. 


Thursday 8 November

  • 10am Laying of poppies on First World War Graves at Boyton Churchyard

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.50am Service of Remembrance at Boyton Parish Church


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.50am Service of Remembrance in St Andrews Church starting which will include wreath-laying at the War Memorial, which will include 13 poppy crosses for the men on the memorial.
  • On completion of the service, at 12.15 an oak tree sapling will be planted outside the village hall by Mrs Val Norrington (local historian and long time resident) to mark the 100 years since the armistice.
  • During the afternoon the bells of St Andrews Church will be rung as part of the nation wide 'Ringing Remembers' programme

Campsea Ashe

Saturday 10 November

  • 2-5pm Commemorative Activity in the Church

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am Service of Remembrance in the Church, including a minute's silence and laying of a wreath at the War Memorial.
  • There will also be a commemorative book, available to view in the Church and at the Station House, as well as a display in the church throughout November. More at www.campseashechurch.org.uk


Thursday 8 November

  • 11am - Armistice centenary, marker laying at Clopton Church. Lt Commander Robert Becker of the Royal Navy will be laying a marker on the grave of Noah Smy in Clopton Church graveyard and observing a one minute silence.

8 to 11 November from 10am to 4pm

  • Clopton church will be open with WW1 displays and over 1000 poppies will decorate the church. Tea and refreshments available all proceeds to Royal British Legion.

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.50am Remembrance Service held at Clopton Church followed by refreshments, live music and a WW1 sing-along.


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.30am Service in the Methodist Church followed by laying of wreaths at the War Memorial. This will be followed by a buffet lunch in the Village Hall.


Sunday 11 November

  • 3pm Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial in the churchyard. The service will be taken by Revd. Dr. Stephen Brian of the Mid Loes Benefice. We will follow the usual pattern of the Remembrance but will have a reading of Rupert Brooke's poem 'The Soldier' at the beginning and the poem 'A Wish' by Maxine Kendall at the end. Residents of the village will read prayers, the names of the fallen and children will lay the wreath. The Last Post will be played by a musician who lives in Debach.
  • Prayers will be said at the village sign and a wreath laid to the memory of the American airmen who served at Debach airfield. Refreshments to follow.
  • An oak tree will also be dedicated to the memory of those who died in the World Wars and to commemorate the Centenary of the ending of the First World War. 


2-18 November

  • WWI Felixstowe 1918 exhibition at Felixstowe Library

5-17 November

  • Poppy Trail and exhibition at st Peter and St Paul Church, Church Rd.

Thursday 8 November

  • School children to lay poppies at local cemeteries and churchyards

Friday 9 November

  • 10.45-11.15am Schools' service at Felixstowe War Memorial

Saturday 10 November

  • 7.30pm Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at St John's Church

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am Civic Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial
  • 12pm Remembrance Service at the War Graves, Felixstowe Cemetery
  • 6.15-7.15pm Felixstowe Remembers and the Battles Over Beacon Lighting at Town Hall Gardens and War Memorial, Undercliff Road West


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.30am Annual Remembrance Day Parade. The parade will assemble at approximately 10.30am in New Road, setting off at 10.40am with the Woodbridge Excelsior Band leading the way followed by Framlingham Town Councillors, The Royal British Legion and other uniformed organisations will march through the town via Bridge Street, Market Hill and Church Street before assembling around the War Memorial in the churchyard.
  • The Service of Remembrance will begin with the reading of names and the lighting of tea lights for each WWI name read, lights are then placed on the altar. This is followed by the laying of wreaths and words of remembrance and the Last Post sounded ahead of the two minutes silence at 11am, ending with the playing of Reveille and a short reading and Church service.
  • The church door way will be festooned with hand-knitted poppies made and donated by local residents to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. At the end of the service the parade will be re-assembled in the churchyard and will march down to the Market Hill where the Town Council Chairman Cllr Philip Collins and Deputy Lieutenant Terry Hunt will give speeches of thanks after which the Parade is dismissed by the Parade Marshall. All are invited for refreshments and a curry lunch (donations welcome) hosted by the Royal British Legion’s Framlingham Branch held in the Conservative Club in Church Street.


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.30am The Army Cadets, British Legion and members of the public will meet in the Thoroughfare to proceed to the War Memorial at 10.40am.  A two minutes silence at 11am will be observed after the wreath laying ceremony and the service will continue inside the church.  There is also a trail of poppies being laid in the town from the Church to the museum, linking two exhibitions about WW1.

Henstead and Hulver

Sunday 11 November

  • 11am Service of Remembrance at Henstead Church, followed by a bring and share lunch in Hulver village hall.


Thursday 8 November

  • 10.30am Laying of poppies on First World War Graves at Hollesley Churchyard at (children of Hollesley School participating);

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.50am Service of Remembrance at Hollesley Church


Friday 9 November

  • 10.45am Armistice Remembrance at Kesgrave War Memorial, Legion Green
  • Local primary schools/army cadets in attendance, laying of wreaths.
  • Light refreshments for adults will be served afterwards in the Royal British Legion Hall.

Saturday 10 November

  • 10am-4pm First World War Exhibition at All Saints Church

Focusing especially on the life and times of Fred Upson, the only Kesgrave resident who died on active service in the First World War. It will include displays, videos and activities for children. There will also be a simple café. In addition, there will be a life size imitation trench and exhibition with sound effects in the church hall from 1-4pm.

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am to 11.05am Services at All Saints Church, Kesgrave around the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. Full times at www.askesgrave.org.uk
  • 6.45pm, the town council will be preparing to light a beacon as part of a Nation’s Tribute to honour all those from the First World War including Fred Upson. This is a non-religious service open to all the Kesgrave community. The beacon will be lit at 7pm and the church bell will ring. The Scouts will provide light refreshments afterwards at the Royal British Legion Hall.


  • 10.45am Service of Remembrance at St Edmund’s Church, attended by relatives of some of those listed on the War Memorial.


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.30am - Parade from the Cadet Centre in Victory Road in Leiston to St Margarets Church where wreaths will be laid at the war memorial before completing the two minute silence at 11am.


  • 6am Ness Point. At Britain’s most easterly point, a bagpiper will pipe out Battles O’er to mark the start of the day of remembrance.
  • 10.45am Members of the Royal British Legion Lowestoft and District Branch, representatives from Waveney District Council, Lowestoft Town Council and other local organisations will be present at the service which will take place at the War Memorial at Royal Plain
  • The service, which will last approximately thirty minutes, will commence shortly after the observance of the two minutes silence.
  • An official parade comprising the TA, cadet forces and other uniformed units will form up at the Claremont Pier at 10.15am, with the parade beginning at 10.40am proceeding along the seafront to Royal Plain. Standards and veterans are asked to form up adjacent to the toilets on Royal Plain at 10.35am and will fall in behind the Parade March as it passes.


    6.15pm to 7.30pm at Sparrows Nest. The beacon will be lit, church bells will ring out and the Salvation Army band will entertain - starting with a community singalong at 6.15 pm


Saturday 3 November

  • 2-5pm WWI Remembrance at Melton Old Church
  • Behind the Name: Melton in the Great War exhibition running from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November at the Burness Parish Rooms, The Street, Melton. The Melton Heritage Group has been investigating what happened to the people of Melton during the Great War.

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am - Remembrance Service: A Nation's Tribute at St Andrew's Church, Station Rd, Melton
  • 6.45pm - Tribute to Millions, followed by the last post and at 7pm  WWI Beacons of Light - at Melton Playing Field. At 7.05pm, the bells of Melton Old Churchand St Andrew's Church will Ring Out for Peace, as part of national commemorations.

Oulton Broad

Thursday 8th November

  • 11.45am - The Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park will be laying a wreath on behalf of the community at the Coastal Forces Veterans Association War Memorial in the park. All welcome.


Sunday 11th November

  • The Pakefield community will join in the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War in 1918 by holding a cliff-top ceremony. A special short Evening Service will be held at 6.30pm in Pakefield Church to commemorate this event, after which the congregation will move outside and onto the cliff top where the church youth group has decorated the beacon pole with poppies.
  • After a bugler has played the last post and a minutes silence held, the Reverend Sharon Lord will say a prayer of dedication as the beacon on Pakefield Cliff is lit at 7pm and the Church bells are rung at 7.05pm. This will be followed by the singing of WWI songs interspersed with readings and poems reflecting the occasion. The names of those commemorated on the nearby war memorial will also be read out.


Thursday 8 November

  • 10.30am Laying of poppies on First World War Graves at Ramsholt Churchyard

Sunday 11 November

  • 4pm Short Act of Remembrance at Ramsholt War Memorial in Ramsholt Churchyard


Sunday 11 November

  • 7pm Ringsfield PC are lighting a Beacon on Russells Green, see our website for more details

Rushmere St Andrew

Sunday 11 November

  • 5-7pm at Ipswich School Sports Centre, The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, IP5 1DE. Lighting of the Beacon, Short Service of Remembrance, The Orwell Singers, Hog Roast, Children’s activities, Local World War I History Exhibition.


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am – Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in Fromus Square, entrance from the High Street in Saxmundham, near Waitrose. 
  • 3pm - Service at the United Reform Church in Rendham Road, Saxmundham. 
  • A parade will form up in the Market Place at 2.30pm ahead of the service and will return to the Market Place after the service for dismissal.  Tea and cakes will be provided in the Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF around 4pm -4.30pm. 


Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am Remembrance Service at Snape Church, followed later in the day by the beacon ceremony outside the church at 5.45pm, as part of the National Commemoration.


Thursday 8 November

  • 10.50am Laying of crosses at the War Memorial

Sunday 11 November

  • 6am Lone pipe playing from the Town Hall balcony
  • 11am Service of Remembrance at St Edmund's Church
  • Members of the Southwold Town Council and local organisations led by the Southwold and Reydon Corps of Drums, will parade from the Market Place to the War Memorial, Bartholomew Green, for the laying of wreaths and the Remembrance Day Service.
  • 10.30am Parade leaves Town Hall
  • 10.40am Laying of Wreaths at War Memorial
  • 11am Service of Remembrance
  • 12.30pm Church Bells
  • 6.45pm – Lighting of beacon and Last Post at Gun Hill followed by a cry for peace around the world by the Town Crier

Sutton & Shottisham

Thursday 8 November

  • 11am Laying of poppies on First World War Graves at Sutton Churchyard

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.50am Service of Remembrance at Sutton Church
  • 3.30pm Short Act of Remembrance at Shottisham Church

Trimley St Martin

  • A cascade of poppies has been installed at St Martin's.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November

  • St. Martin’s church will be open for visitors with refreshments available. St. Mary’s church will be opened on request during these times:
  • Saturday - 10am - 3.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm-3.30pm

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.45am joint Remembrance Service in St. Martin’s - please arrive by 10.40am at the latest.After the service, there will be Wreath laying ceremonies at both the War memorial at the entrance to St. Martin’s churchyard and also inside St. Mary’s church.


Tuesday 13 November

  • 10am - 5.30pm Peace and Remembrance Day at Waldringfield Village Hall. A day of reflection and meditation on civilians who have been displaced or killed by war. All welcome. www.greenerwaldringfield.org


  • 10.50am Service of Remembrance at the Parish Church in Dunwich.
  • 12.30pm Wreath laying service in Westleton at the memorial outside the village hall

Wickham Market

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.30am Remembrance Service at All Saints Church, Wickham Market to be followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial in Chapel Lane.  Refreshments will be served after at Wickham Market Royal British Legion.

Wilford Peninsula

  • The aim of the Peninsula 2018 Poppy Project is to bring together the 17 parishes of the Wilford Peninsula (Alderton, Ramsholt, Bawdsey, Shottisham, Sutton, Boyton, Hollesley, Eyke, Bromeswell, Tunstall, Wantisden, Orford, Sudbourne, Chillesford, Butley, Iken, Rendlesham) in a community-wide series of events and art projects to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First world War. https://peninsula2018.org/events/


Sunday 11 November

  • 11am Service of Remembrance at Worlingham Church and laying of wreaths
  • 6.30pm Celebration of Peace - lighting of the beacon, playing of Last Post at Worlingham Church