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Where to go for your Remembrance Sunday services and parades in Havering

PUBLISHED: 16:57 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:55 07 November 2018

Poppies around the Methodist church in Rainham.

Poppies around the Methodist church in Rainham.

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Residents across the borough will be gathering at Remembrance services this weekend to honour those who sacrificed themselves during the First World War.

Havering Council will light a beacon as part of Remembrance Sunday events. Photo: Havering CouncilHavering Council will light a beacon as part of Remembrance Sunday events. Photo: Havering Council

Remembrance Sunday on November 11 will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and many traditional services will be taking place in Havering.

Read our round-up below for details:

Harold Hill, War Memorial in Hilldene Avenue

A two minute silence will be observed at 11am at the Harold Hill War Memorial.

Following this there will be a service at St. George’s Church Centre.

Pre-booking is not required.

Romford, Western Road

A new war memorial has been installed outside of Harold Wood library. The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel (second right) and the leader of the council, Councillor Damian White were at the unveiling last week. Photo: Havering Council/Mark SeppleA new war memorial has been installed outside of Harold Wood library. The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel (second right) and the leader of the council, Councillor Damian White were at the unveiling last week. Photo: Havering Council/Mark Sepple

A remembrance parade will take place at 10.30am from Western Road, followed by a service at 10.55am in Coronation Gardens.

Havering-atte-Bower, St John the Evangelist Church

On the evening of November 11, a special event will take place in remembrance of the end of the First World War.

More than 1000 beacons will be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and overseas territories with the first being lit at Westminster Abbey.

The event will take place on the green in front of St John the Evangelist Church at 6.30pm.

Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps will open the event and the mayor of Havering, councillor Dilip Patel will light a beacon at 7pm to commemorate 100 years of remembrance.

Elm Park, Maylands Avenue

A two minute silence at 11am outside of the Royal British Legion, followed by a parade to St. Nicholas Church where there will be a head service.

Rainham, Rainham Working Mens Club, Upminster Road

There will be a parade from Rainham Working Mens Club at 10.30am followed by a service at the war memorial in Corbets Tey Road.

This year there will be performances from musicians Nick Goldsmith on his trumpet and Lauren Cleland on the saxophone.

Upminster, Corbets Tey Road

There will be a parade at 10.40am from the Royal British Legion, followed by a short memorial service at the war memorial in Corbets Tey Road.

Hornchurch, High Street

There will be a parade at 10.15am along the High Street to St Andrews Church where a short outdoor service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.

This is followed by a service in St Andrew’s Church.

Harold Wood, Gubbins Lane

A short service will take place at 10.50am at the Memorial Hall before a parade to St. Peter’s Church for a service.

Alongside these traditional commemorations, Lightnin Drama will also be staging a First World War tribute show on Saturday, November 10 at Rainham Methodist Church Hall to celebrate a century since the Armistice.

Artless Theatre Trust is staging the play To War With God, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

In the horror of the trenches a young chaplain stands with his men, tending their bruised and battered faith.

Little did they know, his was long since lost, buried amongst the blood and mortar shells.

To War With God plays at The Coopers Company & Coborn School in Saint Mary’s Lane on Tuesday, November 20 at 7pm to 9pm.

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