Where you can find a Remembrance Sunday service in the New Forest and Christchurch
COMMUNITIES across the New Forest and Christchurch will join the nation in commemorating the fallen on Remembrance Sunday.
Ahead of the weekend, a wave of more than 2,000 knitted poppies was installed at Lepe Country Park to help launch this year’s Poppy Appeal.
Visitor services assistant Louise Payne created the wave after the knitting pattern was shared online and a plea for help made on social media.
Offers came in from individuals and local groups, with the majority of poppies supplied by the Waterside Veterans Coffee Club.
After around one month there was enough donated to complete the wave, and Louise spent more than 50 hours compiling it.
On Sunday in Lymington the parade will assemble at 9am at the town hall car park before marching at 9.25am to St Thomas’s Church, where a service will begin at 10am.
At 10.45am attendees will move to the war memorial for a two-minute silence and laying of wreaths.
The maroon will be fired at 11am for the minute’s silence on Friday and at the same time on Sunday.
In New Milton a marching band will lead a parade at 10.30am from Crossmead Avenue car park to the war memorial at the recreation ground.
At 11am the Last Post will sound and Brigadier Paul Jepson will recite the exhortation. A two-minute silence will be observed and wreaths laid.
The parade will then make its way along Old Milton Road, Station Road and Whitefield Road to the memorial centre for a service of remembrance led by Rev. Andrew Bailey.
Also in New Milton on Sunday, the New Forest Crematorium’s chapel will be open between 10.45am and 12.15pm. A two-minute silence will be observed at 11am.
In Barton there will be a ceremony of remembrance at 3pm by the Indian war memorial obelisk in Barton Court Avenue.
In Christchurch, Remembrance events will begin with a short service at Purewell Cross at 9.15am on Sunday.
At 10am, a procession will make its way from the town’s Royal British Legion branch to the mayor’s parlour in Saxon Square, where it will be joined by the civic procession, led by the mayor Cllr Avril Coulton.
The group will head to the Priory for wreath-laying at 10.15am, where the main remembrance service will be held at 10.50am.
Christchurch’s branch of the Royal British Legion will also be hosting a Festival of Remembrance concert tomorrow at the Priory church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, with allocated seating costing £12. To book, go to www.christchurchpriory.org or call 07951 311651.
Highcliffe’s service of remembrance will be held at St Mark’s Church at 10am on Sunday, followed by a parade to the village’s war memorial for 10.50am for wreath-laying and observation of the two-minute silence at 11am.
In Lyndhurst a service will be held at 10.45am at St Michael and All Angels Church before the parade marches down High Street at midday to the war memorial at Bolton’s Bench.
Wreaths will be laid and there will be a flypast by an RAF Chinook helicopter, weather permitting, at about 12.30pm.
All are welcome to attend a service at the war memorial at 10.45am on Friday.
In Brockenhurst there will be a short service starting at 10.50am on Friday at the war memorial in Sway Road followed by a two-minute silence.
On Sunday a service will begin at 10.50am at the war memorial, with names of the fallen read out before a silence is observed. Wreaths will be laid.
Burley's service will be held at the war memorial from 10.45am to 11.15am.
Bransgore’s wreath-laying on Sunday will be taking place at the war graves at St Mary the Virgin Church from 9.30am, followed by a service in the church at 10am.
A procession will then make its way to the village’s war memorial for a two-minute silence at 11am.
In Ringwood on Friday there will be a service at the war memorial at 10.45am followed by a two-minute silence at 11am.
On Sunday there will be services around the town after which a parade will gather in Market Place from 11.30am before heading to the war memorial garden for a short service and wreath laying.
In Fordingbridge on Friday a service will be held at Stuckton Road Cemetery at 10.50am. On Sunday the Act of Remembrance will be held at the entrance to Riverside Park, followed by a procession to the service at St Mary’s Church at 10.50am
In Totton the parade will meet in Beaumont Road at 9.30am, ready to march to the war memorial off Salisbury Road at 10am.
A service and wreath-laying will take place at the memorial at 10.35am before a two-minute silence at 11am.
In Fawley a small service will be held on Friday at the Fawley Royal British Legion’s memorial garden at 11am.
On Sunday a parade will be formed in The Square at 2.15pm and march to Fawley Church for a service at 2.30pm. Wreaths will be laid, including one by Fawley Parish Council chair Cllr Alan Alvey.
All are welcome to attend a service of remembrance at St Katharine’s Church in Exbury on Friday at 10.50am.
A service will be held at Beaulieu Abbey at 10am on Sunday.
In Dibden services will be held at St Andrew’s Church at 10.30am, and at All Saints Church at 10.45am followed by wreath laying.
In Hordle remembrance on Sunday will start at 10.30am with a procession from Woodcock Lane along Everton Road to the parish war memorial, followed at 10.45am by a service and wreath laying.
There will also be a service at 9.30am at All Saints Church, Hordle.
A service of remembrance will be held at St Luke’s Church in Sway at 9.30am on Sunday, followed by a procession to the village war memorial close to the junction of Pitmore Lane and the B3055.
Parish councillors, youth organisations and military representatives will assemble at around 10.50am to observe a minute’s silence and a short service.
In Milford on Sunday, a service will take place at All Saints’ Church at 3pm, preceded by a parade of young people from the village green.
At 2pm, at the Keyhaven memorial, there will be a short service of remembrance. At Everton there will be wreath-laying during the morning service at St Mary’s Church beginning at 10.50am.
Copythorne’s parade starts at 10.15am from the parish hall, with a service at the war memorial at 10.45am.