Newham

Remembrance Services to be held across Newham to honour the fallen

7 November 2019 in Events
Newham Council will honour those who gave their lives for their country during the two World Wars and conflicts since.
Services of Remembrance will be held across Newham on Sunday, 10 November, with the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, and members of Cabinet to attend.

They will be joined by residents, members of the Royal British Legion, past and present members of the armed services community including West Ham-based G Company 7 Rifles, uniformed services, St John Ambulance, and young people representing various Scouting and Guiding and cadet organisations.

Mayor Fiaz said: “The sacrifices that all the men and women in our armed services have made to protect us need to be remembered and it is important that we do so.

“The servicemen and women that have given their lives in past conflicts, as well as those serving today, should never be forgotten.

“Their sacrifices continue to inspire us today, and I invite Newham residents to join myself and Newham Council colleagues to remember them.”
Services on Sunday, 10 November, will include: 
  • Cenotaph, Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, E6. The Royal British Legion will parade at 10.30am from Newham Town Hall in Barking Road, along High Street South to Central Park, where the ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Cenotaph at 10.55am led by Reverend Fred Ashford-Okai. Mayor Fiaz will attend, alongside Councillor Terence Paul, Councillor Julianne Marriott, Councillor Muzibur Rahman and Councillor Firoza Nekiwala;
  • All Saints West Ham Parish Church, Church Street, West Ham, E15. The service will commence at 10.45am. Guests are asked to be seated for 10.30am. Councillor John Gray, Councillor Jane Lofthouse, Councillor Carleene Lee-Phakoe and Councillor Mas Patel will be in attendance;
  • St Luke’s Memorial, Tarling Road, Canning Town, E16. The service will be led by lay reader Carole Davidson and will commence at 10.45am. Councillor Sarah Ruiz, Councillor James Beckles, Councillor Rohit Dasgupta and Councillor Nazir Ahmed will be attending;
  • St Mark’s Memorial, Factory Road, North Woolwich, E16. The service is scheduled to take place at 10.45am. Councillor Charlene McLean, Councillor James Asser and Councillor Joy Laguda will be in attendance, with Rev Canon Councillor Ann Easter leading the service.
There will be an additional service on Monday, 11 November to mark Armistice Day. It will be held at the Cenotaph, Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, E6. There will be a schools service at 10.45am will all residents welcome. Mayor Fiaz will be attending, alongside Cllr McLean. The service will be followed by a short talk from local historian Lee Skegg.

There will be a road closure on Remembrance Sunday with High Street South closed from 8.45am until 11.45am between East Ham Town Hall and the A13. Buses will be on diversion.

For more information, visit www.newham.gov.uk/remembrance​