Remembrance Sunday 14 November 2021
08 November 2021
This year’s Civic Service of Remembrance will take place at Berwick Parish Church at 9.45 am on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021.
The Service, during which the Town Mayor will lay a wreath, will be conducted by the Reverend Dennis Handley and the Reverend Doctor Adam Hood. Lord Joicey, Deputy Lieutenant, will represent the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 still remains a serious issue, and regulations have subsequently affected the numbers that are allowed within the Parish Church, including members of the public wishing to attend the Service. The Service will be relayed via speakers to the Parade car park so you can hear it live, alternately we respectful encourage members of the public to attend Services at the War Memorials in Castlegate, Tweedmouth and Spittal.
At the close of the Service, the Civic Party, Clergy, Service units, Royal British Legion and other organisations will proceed to the War Memorial in Castlegate for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance, which will begin at 10.55 am. Parade Commander will be Capt Peter Lawrence, of Berwick Detachment, Northumbria Army Cadet Force and the parade will be accompanied by the Berwick-upon-Tweed (Royal British Legion) Pipe Band.
Music at the War Memorial will be provided by the Berwick Concert Society Band.
Following the two minute silence at 11 am, local organisations will lay wreaths at the War Memorial, before the Civic Party and Clergy, followed by the Parade, move down Castlegate and Marygate to the Town Hall, where the Town Mayor, Councillor Alan Bowlas, will take the salute in front of the Town Hall steps.
The Mayor’s representative will also attend services and lay wreaths at Tweedmouth War Memorial, at 12.15 pm, and Spittal War Memorial at 12.45 pm.
The Civic Party will attend a 6 pm Evening Service at St Andrew’s Wallace Green and Lowick Church Of Scotland, laying a wreath during the service on behalf of the people of Berwick-upon-Tweed, as part of the formal Act of Remembrance.