Armistice commemorations in Horsham

Published: 11 Nov 2023

Leader of the Council plays The Last Post

On Armistice Day (Saturday11 November) there was a short service for those who wished to remember the war fallen on the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ in Horsham’s Carfax.

Prayers were led by the Rev’d Cannon Lisa Barnett and the Exhortation was delivered by the Chair of the Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion Zäl Rustom. The Last Post was sounded by Leader of Horsham District Council Cllr Martin Boffey.

There was a one-minute silence at 11am after which official wreaths were laid, led by Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr David Skipp on behalf of the people of Horsham.

At the end of the service the War Memorial was opened for public wreath laying.

On Remembrance Sunday (12 November) there will be a Remembrance Parade to the War Memorial ahead of the remembrance service which will start at 10.50am followed by a wreath laying ceremony.

The Chairman of Horsham District Council, Cllr David Skipp, will again lead the wreath laying.

He will be followed by Zäl Rustom, Chairman of the Royal British Legion Horsham Branch, Jeremy Quin MP will lay the third wreath, and the fourth wreath will be laid by West Sussex County Council’s Cllr Christian Mitchell.

Working with the Church and Horsham District Council, the Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion is the main local organiser of Horsham's Remembrance services.