Remembrance Sunday Service in Horsham 2021

15 Nov 2021

A respectful act of remembrance was marked this year at the War Memorial in Horsham’s Carfax on Sunday 14 November.

Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr David Skipp led the wreath laying on behalf of the people of the Horsham District. Wreaths were also laid by Cllr Karen Burgess on behalf of Jeremy Quin MP and by Cllr Andrew Baldwin on behalf of West Sussex County Council.

The tradition of gathering to pay respect and remember all who have served to safeguard our world and our liberty was marked as follows:

Sequence of events

10.45 Standards, VIPs and councillors form up in front of War Memorial.

10.54 Sound the Alert

Parade Marshal calls participants to attention

10.55 Prayers (Rev’d Canon Lisa Barnett)

10.59 Last Post played by Cllr Martin Boffey. Standards to the Dip.

11.00 Two minutes silence.

11.02 Reveille played by Cllr Martin Boffey. Standards up.

11.03 Dedication (HDC Chairman Cllr David Skipp)

11.04 Wreath laying

11.06 Wreath laying by other organisations

11.15 National Anthem

11.17 Reflection and Blessing (The Right Rev’d Ruth Bushyager)

11.20 Dismiss and parade down the Causeway to St Mary’s Parish Church 

11.20 Public access to War Memorial

11.30 Acceptance of Standards

Horsham District Council’s Cllr Martin Boffey played at two Remembrance services; on Armistice Day and on Remembrance Sunday, as well as other services in Horsham throughout the week.

The Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion was the lead organiser of the event this year in partnership with Horsham District Council.