REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2023
09 November 2023
This year’s Civic Service of Remembrance will take place at Berwick Parish Church at 9.45 am on Remembrance Day, Sunday 12 November.
The Service, during which the Town Mayor will lay a wreath, will be conducted by the Reverend Lyn Phillips and the Reverend Doctor Adam Hood. Lord Joicey, Deputy Lieutenant, will represent the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.
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 10.50 am. Parade Commander will be Major Keith Marchant, of 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 representative of His Majesty the King and the Town Mayor, will take the salute on the Town Hall steps.
The Mayor will also attend services and lay wreaths at Tweedmouth War Memorial, at 12.00 pm, and Spittal War Memorial at 12.30 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.