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Services of Remembrance 2023 to Honour War Dead

Published on: 9 Nov, 2023
Updated on: 9 Nov, 2023

With Armistice Day on Saturday, November 11, and Remembrance Sunday the following day, here is a list featuring acts of remembrance taking place in the borough of Guildford this weekend.

Armistice Day

On Saturday morning, November 11, a short ceremony will take place on the balcony of the Guildhall in the High Street.

The Revd Ben Cahill-Nichols will welcome those gathered for the two-minute silence.

After the reading of the Exhortation, Richard Straker from the Friary Brass Band will sound the Last Post.

At 11am The Mayor of Guildford, Masuk Miah, the balcony party, and members of the public will gather in the High Street to observe the two-minute silence.

After the Reveille, The Kohima Epitaph will be read.

The Lilly Bell II memorial, Clay Lane, Jacobs Well.

At Jacob’s Well on Saturday morning, November 11, there will be simultaneous services of remembrance from 10.50am to Harry’s Meadow and at Lilly Bell II memorial at the junction of Queenhythe Road and Clay Lane.

The Charlotteville War Memorial.

On Saturday afternoon, November 11, there will be a service of remembrance at the war memorial in Addison Road, Charlotteville.

The Revd Rod Pierce of Holy Trinity Church will lead the service at 3pm.

The service will be followed by tea in Addison Court and there will be a poster display on Charlotteville and the history of its men who served in both world wars.

Remembrance Sunday

Service of remembrance in Guildford Castle Grounds in 2022.

The Borough Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 12, will begin at 9.45am at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford High Street.

Shortly before, Colonel (Retired) Patrick Crowley MBE DL, and the Mayor of Guildford, Masuk Miah, will lay flowers under the VC stones in Tunsgate.

After the church service, the parade will form at about 10.30am on the High Street. Veterans, cadets, the mayor, councillors, and other dignitaries will participate in the parade.

Led by the Friary Brass Band, the parade will make its way to the Castle Grounds for the two-minute silence. Wreaths will then be laid at the war memorials.

In Ash on Sunday, November 12, there will be a service of remembrance at the war memorial in Ash Hill Road.

A parade of local groups, governments, organisations and veterans connected with the parish of Ash will leave the Ash Centre 10.40am and walk to the war memorial.

Churches Together host the service, which includes a two-minute silence at 11am.

The parade will return to the Ash Centre for refreshments, organised by Churches Together with donations to charity.

Also on display within the Ash Centre will be the Peace Day Poppy Wall describing the residential location of all the persons listed on the war memorial.

A act of remembrance takes place in Send on Sunday, November 12, at the war memorial on the recreational ground at 2.30pm.

There will then be a parade to Lancaster Hall for a service. There will be wreath laying at the war memorial at 3.40pm.

If you have details of other services of remembrance in the borough of Guildford and would like them added, please send an email to

Volunteer Poppy Appeal collectors will be on the streets of Guildford until November 12. Donations for the Poppy Appeal can also be made online at

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