Anzac services held outside London
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Sunday 17 April 2016 -St Albans
St Paul’s Church, Hatfield Rd, St Albans
The St Albans annual Anzac Day Service will be held this year on Sunday 17 April 2016 at the Cemetery in Hatfield Road, St Albans. The Parade meets at the cemetery gates in Hatfield Road at 2.45 pm, and marches down to the War Memorial for a short service followed by the laying of wreaths. Light refreshments are offered at St Paul’s Church afterwards.
For more information please contact the Church Administrator, Tel: 01727 846 281 or email: email@example.com
Sunday 17 April 2016 - Bury
Castle St, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0LB.
Bury has been commemorating the Gallipoli Campaign since 1916. The day will commence with a Parade and Inspection in the Castle Armoury at 11.00am followed by the traditional ‘Gallipoli Sunday’ Service in the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin (The Wylde, BL9 0LA), commencing at 11.30am. ‘The Gallipoli Parade’ through the town will begin at 1.00pm.
For further information contact:
Colonel M J (Mike) Glover the Lancashire HQ, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 0161.763.8969
Saturday 23 April 2016 - Cambridge
Church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, CB2 3AX
The Cambridge Branch of the Britain-Australia Society holds a service to commemorate the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. The service will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday 23 April 2015 in the Church of St Andrew the Great, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. Guests are requested to arrive from 2.30 pm.
This year the Chaplain will be Father Paul West, an Australian, whose great grandfather was killed on the Somme. Tea and Anzac biscuits will be available after the service.
For further information contact Pauline Grounds, Secretary Cambridgeshire Branch, Britain-Australia Society
The Church of St Andrew the Great is in the centre of Cambridge immediately opposite the entrance of Christ's College. For those attending the service by car it is most conveniently placed, being very near the Lion Yard Car Park.
Saturday 23 April 2016 - Morecambe
Torrisholme Cemetery, LA3 3LN
Organised by the RBL Morecambe and Heysham Branch for the first time in 2008, a small service is held at the graveside of Flight Sergeant Jack Wilson, RNZAF. The Service will be held at the Torrisholme Cemetery in Morecambe, Lancs, LA3 3LN, on Saturday, 23 April 2016, at 12.00 noon, and will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony, the Last Post and a 2 minutes silence.
For further information contact Malcolm Brown, Hon Secretary, RBL Morecambe & Heysham Branch. E-mail: email@example.com.
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Arbroath
Western Cemetery, Forfar Rd, Arbroath, Scotland, DD11 3RA
It is now over 10 years since the first annual Anzac Day ceremony in Arbroath. The ceremony is arranged by the New Zealand Society (Scotland) with the co-operation of the Royal British Legion (Arbroath). Guests are requested to arrive by 11.15am on Sunday 24 April 2015. The service will commence at 11.30am at Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland. Wreaths are laid at the graves of New Zealand Airmen and the Last Post is played.
All are invited to the Royal British Legion HQ Clubrooms for refreshment after the Service. For further information contact Angus Robertson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Brockenhurst
New Zealand War Memorial, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QD
The Anzac Memorial Parade and Service will be held at St Nicholas’ Church at 2.45 for 3.00pm on Sunday 24 April 2016, followed by wreath laying in the churchyard, where children will place flowers at the graves of the 94 Australian and New Zealand servicemen buried there.
This year, the service will include the official unveiling of a Commonwealth War Graves’ Commission plaque in the churchyard detailing the WW1 links of the area to New Zealand.
Further information can be obtained from Mr Tim Thomas (Chairman, RBL Brockenhurst Branch) E-mail: email@example.com
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Cannock Chase
The Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, Cannock, Staffordshire
The Anzac Day Commemoration Service, which takes place at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, will be held this year on Sunday 24 April 2015. The Parade forms up at 10.30am for the short march to the cemetery where there is then a short service, Last Post & Reveille followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Guests are asked to arrive by 10.15 am, and should be aware that parking is very limited.
Contact Mr Alan Preece, County Secretary, RBL Staffordshire. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0333.011.4202
British Legion - Anzac Commemorative Services (external link)
Directions to the Cemetery are available on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: www.cwgc.org (external link)
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Eltham
Holy Trinity Church, 59 Southend Crescent, London, SE9 2SD
In 1915, the then Vicar of Holy Trinity, Revd Henry Hall, was Chaplain to the British Army’s 29th Division which landed on Gallipoli. On his return to London, he was responsible for transforming the Gallipoli Memorial Chapel, which was dedicated to the memory of those who did not return.
Every year since 1921 an Act of Remembrance and wreath laying has been held at the Gallipoli Chapel during the Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church.
This years’ service will be held on Sunday 24 April during the regular 10am Mass.
For further information contact the Church Office - Tel: 020 8859 6274, or www.ht-e.org.uk (external link)
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Leighterton, Gloucestershire
Organised by the Gloucestershire Group of the Royal British Legion, the Leighterton Anzac Day Parade will be held on Sunday 24 April 2015. The Parade forms up at the school at 2.30 pm for inspection and then marches to the Cemetery for a short service at 3.00 pm, in remembrance of the young air cadets who died at Leighterton and who are buried there.
The village is situated just off the A46 approximately 10 miles south of Stroud. It is a fine example of the Cotswold village and is within easy distance of many local attractions.
For further information contact Angela Jarvis, RBL Gloucestershire County Office, 4 Highliffe Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 4QN. E-mail: email@example.com
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Manchester
Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7GL
During the First World War, Manchester contained between thirty and forty war hospitals, including the 2nd Western General Hospital and the Nell Lane Military Hospital for prisoners of war. Many of those buried in the cemeteries and churchyards of the city died in these hospitals.
The RBL Northenden Branch will be holding a graveside service at the CWGC Southern Cemetery on 24 April 2016.
Please arrive no later than 10.35, the service is to start at 10.45. Access will be via the entrance on Barlow Moor Rd.
After the service there will be informal refreshments at:
Northenden Social Club - 412 Palatine Rd, Manchester, M22 4JT
For further information please contact: Stephen Morrison, Branch Secretary, Northenden Branch – RBL
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Northumberland
Chevington Cemetery, near Amble
The Newcastle Branch of the RAF Association arranges an Anzac Service each year on a Sunday close to 25 April. The service includes a parade and wreath laying and is held at the gravesides of the 7 New Zealand and 3 Australian airmen who were casualties of WWII. This year the service will be held on Sunday 24 April 2016, and will commence at 2 p.m.
Chevington Cemetery is approximately one hour north of Newcastle by car - directions can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (external link).
For further information and directions, contact Sydney Graham, Chairman, Newcastle on Tyne Branch, RAF Association, Tel: 01670 731196
Sunday 24 April 2016 - Walton-on-Thames
St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames
Since 1920 a service has been held at Walton-on-Thames to remember the 27,000 soldiers from New Zealand who were treated at the Mount Felix Hospital during the First World War. This year’s Anzac Parade and Church Service will be held on Sunday 24 April 2016 at St Mary's Church, Church Street, Walton-on Thames, Surrey, please arrive by 6.15 pm.
After the Church service, wreaths will be laid around the Memorial in the adjacent churchyard. At the end of the wreath laying service, light refreshments will be served in St Mary's Church hall.
For more information: Alan Curran, Branch Secretary, Walton & Weybridge, Royal British Legion. Tel: 01932 242 691
www.waltonparish.org.uk (external link)
Monday 25 April 2016 - Aberdeen
St Machars Cathedral, The Chanonry, AB24 1RQ
There will be an Anzac Service at St Machars Cathedral at 7.00pm on Monday 25 April.
Monday 25 April 2016 - Alrewas
The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire
The Arboretum’s annual Anzac Day Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday 25 April 2016 in the Millennium Chapel, the time for the service is still to be confirmed, and we will update this listing when the information is available. The Service will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the Gallipoli Memorial.
Note that seating in the Chapel is limited.
The Arboretum is located in Croxall Road, Alrewas Staffordshire. DE13 7AR.
For further information, please contact the Arboretum. Tel: 01922 406 604 or or see the NMA website: www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org (external link)
Monday 25 April 2016 - Codford St Mary
Anzac Cemetery, Codford St Mary New Churchyard
A Dawn Service, organised by the Codford Parish Council, will be held at the Anzac Cemetery, Codford St Mary New Churchyard, Church Lane, Codford, Wiltshire at 6.30am. The cemetery is approximately 30 minutes north west of Salisbury by car.
The Service includes a Roll of Honour for the 98 men from WWI in the Cemetery, 66 of whom are New Zealand servicemen.
Visitors should park in the High Street, or in the Codford Village Hall area and walk to the cemetery.
There will be a Gunfire Breakfast in the Codford Village Hall after the service [for which there will be a charge of approx. £5.00]. It would be helpful if people wishing to have breakfast would rsvp in advance.
The Parish has created a 24 page booklet, ‘ The Men of St Mary’s and the Anzac War Graves’, with short biographies of all the men in the Anzac Cemetery, soldiers buried in St Mary’s Churchyard and those remembered on the WWI Memorial in the church. This brochure will be available for a small charge in the church and at the breakfast.
For further information, or to register for the breakfast, contact: Mrs Rosemary Wyeth, Codford Parish Council. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 25 April 2016 - Dublin
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
A Remembrance Service of Peace and Reconciliation, will take place on Sunday 24 April 2016, at 3.30pm. Please note the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is also known as Christ Church Cathedral.
To help with planning, if you are interested in attending, you are requested to contact the New Zealand Ireland Association, email: email@example.com or Chris Kinder. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.newzealand.ie (external link)
Monday 25 April 2016 - Edinburgh
Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle
The Anzac and Gallipoli Day service will be held in the Shrine of The Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle at 10.45 for 11.00 am, on Monday 25 April 2016.
The Memorial is situated at the very top of Edinburgh Castle. The short service will be followed by the laying of wreaths. Pipers assist with the wreaths and the playing of The Last Post.
The general public, members of the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) and visitors from Australia and New Zealand are more than welcome to attend the Service. Due to space constraints, a complimentary ticket is required, and numbers are limited. Tickets will be available on a ‘first come/first served’ basis from RBLS staff positioned on the Castle Esplanade (near the box office) from approximately 9.30am on Monday 25 April.
Please note that this ticket is issued as a courtesy to attend the Anzac Service and does not allow free entry to the remainder of the Castle Grounds.
Those taking part are requested to assemble at the War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle by 10:45 am.
For more information please contact: The Royal British Legion of Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR, E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 0131 550 1562.
Monday 25 April 2016 - Hull
Hull Paragon Cenotaph, opposite main train station, Hull
Hull Unitarians are planning an interfaith service to commemorate Anzac Day at 11.00am on Monday 25 April 2016. The service will be held at the Hull Paragon Cenotaph, and will involve local civic and faith leaders, representatives of UK veterans, the UK military, and The British Legion. They welcome all attendees, particularly any with Australian, New Zealand or Turkish connections.
Monday 25 April 2016 - St Helier, Jersey
John Davis from the Australian community in Jersey is organising with local officials a Dawn Service to be held at the cenotaph in St Helier. It will commence at 5:45am on Monday the 25th April, and following this will be snacks, tea and coffee at the Town Hall.
Following the end of the Great War, ANZAC troops were sent to Jersey where they were based whilst logistics were organised for them to return. In addition, several dozen Jersey men fought and died at Gallipoli fighting with Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.
Monday 25 April 2016 - Oxford
A service to commemorate Anzac Day, hosted by the Oxford University Australia and New Zealand Society, will be held at the Oxford Town Hall (St Aldate's, OX1 1BX) at 5.45pm on Monday 25 April 2016.
The service is open to all and tickets are not required, but the organisers have asked people rsvp if planning to attend, so they can estimate expected numbers.
The service will be followed by a (user pays) drinks reception and dinner at Somerville College (Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 6HD). Bookings are required and must be made by Friday 8 April. The cost is £30 per head (without wine), or £35 per head (with wine).
For further information about the venue for the service and dinner bookings contact Zac Gross, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Genevieve Martin, Email: Genevieve.email@example.com
Monday 25 April 2016 - Sutton Veny Wiltshire
Church of St John The Evangelist, High Street, Sutton Veny, BA12 7AP
A Service of Commemoration to mark Anzac Day has been held since 1919 at the Church of St John The Evangelist.
This years’ service will take place on Monday 25 April at 1.30pm. The service will be followed by wreath-laying at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot in the churchyard, where 143 Australian servicemen and nurses are buried.
For further information contact Nicky Barnard – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 25 April 2016 - Weymouth
Anzac Memorial, The Esplanade (opposite the Russell Hotel)
In June 2005, an Anzac Memorial was unveiled on Weymouth Seafront to commemorate the thousands of New Zealand and Australian volunteer servicemen who passed through Camps and Hospitals in Dorset during the Great War (1914 – 1918) between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe.
This year there will be a short Service of Remembrance, including a Wreath Laying ceremony, at 11.00am on Monday 25 April 2016. The Service will be led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Richard, and the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Cllr Christine James
The memorial is located opposite the Russell Hotel, which was used as a hospital by the Anzac servicemen during the First World War.
For further information, please contact: Ms Charlie Shepherd, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 01305 838 512
Monday 25 April - Uxbridge
Anzac Day Service, St Mary the Virgin, Harefield, UB9 6DU
The Vicar and the Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Harefield Anzac Day Service is to be held at 3.00pm on Monday 25 April 2016.
The service is open to all and is followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the Anzac Cemetery and concludes with refreshments. This year the service will also include the unveiling of an interactive visitors panel.
For further details consult www.stmarys-harefield.com (external link) or contact Rowena Scott. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org