Remembrance Sunday in St Albans

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The Mayor of the Town and District of St Albans will lead a Remembrance Day parade and service on Sunday 14 November.

Councilor Edgar Hill will be joined by leaders of major faiths at the event to honor the nation’s war dead.

Everyone is invited to come and pay their respects to the members of the British armed forces who lost their lives in two world wars and other conflicts.

Last year’s annual event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an online service was organized instead.

Members of the Royal British Legion will meet with the Mayor for the start of the parade near the Marks & Spencer store in the city center at 10:30 am.

Representatives of air, navy and army cadets, guide and scout movements, police and other uniformed services will be present.

Honorary aldermen and councilors from county, district, city and parish councils will also be present.

The Mayor will be accompanied by his Macebearer and both will wear their official dresses.

The procession will go to the war memorial near Saint-Pierre church for the start of the service at 10:50 a.m.

Faith groups will be represented by Reverend Mark Dearnley St Peter’s Church who will lead the service.

Reverend Deacon Stephen Pickard of St Alban and St Stephen Catholic Church will read the Christian New Testament and Rabbi Daniel Sturgess of St Albans United Synagogue will read the Hebrew Scriptures.

Mr. Akhtar Zaman, President of the Islamic Center of the Islamic Center of St Albans, will read the Holy Quran.

During the service there will be prayers and the St Albans City Band will provide the music for the hymns.

Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Richard Beazley and officials from the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services.

Cllr Hill, Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, said:

Last year we had no choice but to cancel the parade and service to protect our community from the COVID pandemic.

I am happy that this year’s event can take place and I am sure many people will want to join us from all parts of our community.

It is our way of recognizing the enormous debt we owe to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of their country. We must always remember this.

I would also ask people to donate generously to this year’s Poppy Appeal to help the Royal British Legion carry out the fantastic welfare work they do for our Armed Forces families.

Photo: The Mayor, Cllr Edgar Hill.

Contact for the town hall: Alison Orde, Civic Officer: 01727 819544, [email protected]

Media Contact:
John McJannet, Senior Communications Officer: 01727-819533, [email protected]

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