This Remembrance Sunday marks the centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. The Borough of Lewisham’s official civic Service will take place on Sunday 11 November at Lewisham War Memorial which is directly opposite Lewisham Hospital.
All Lewisham residents are welcome to attend the service, programmes for the service will be handed out to all attendees.
The Service. This will be led by Bishop Karowei, Southwark Diocese Area Bishop and Rev Steve Hall of St Mary’s, Lewisham. Preaching will be Pastor Bernd Rapp from Sydenham’s German-speaking Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church. The choir of St Mary’s will lead the assembled audience in the singing of the hymns. Invited guests will include:
Traffic will be stopped for two minutes at 11am marking the Armistice signed and the cessation of hostilities.
The Parade. After the Service the Mayor and Deputy Lieutenant will take the salute as the Lewisham 1475 Squadron ATC band lead the parading contingents from the war memorial into Lewisham Town Centre. On parade will be Service veterans and current serving Armed Forces personnel and reserves.
Also on parade will be Lewisham’s armed forces cadets, plus local cadets from the Police, Fire Brigade and St John’s Ambulance; other uniformed organisations such as the Scouts and Pathfinders will also be represented.
You can support them by lining the route from Lewisham Hospital to the Town Centre.
Parade Photo: Rebecca Elliot Cox