Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

Every year we commemorate the servicemen and women and civilians who have died for their country since the end of World War 1.​​​

Remembrance Sunday service

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is a memorial day held each year on the Sunday nearest to Armistice Day to commemorate all those who died for their country since the end of World War One. This year marks the centenary of the end of that war.

On Sunday 11 November, members of Newham Council and the Royal British Legion will join Newham residents to reflect on the sacrifices made by men and women from our armed services in conflicts past and present.
Five services are taking place across the borough on Remembrance Sunday.

Residents are welcome to attend any of the commemorative events:

East Ham Cenotaph, Central Park, High Street South, E6

Members of the Royal British Legion will parade from High Street South to Central Park at 10.30am where the ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Cenotaph at 10.55am. The service will be led by Reverend Fred Ashford-Okai and will be attended by Deputy Mayor Cllr Charlene McLean and Cllr Terence Paul.

All Saints West Ham Parish Church, Church Street, E15

The service will commence at 10.45am; guests are asked to be seated for 10.30am. The service will be led by Reverend Alex and will be attended Cllr John Gray and Cllr Joy Laguda.

St Luke’s Memorial, Tarling Road, Canning Town, E16

The service led by Ven. Emeka Ejinkonye will be commencing from 10.45am. Cllrs Susan Masters and Julianne Marriott will be attending.

St Mark’s Memorial, Factory Road, E16 (grounds of Brick Lane Music Hall, North Woolwich & Silvertown)

There will be a parade to St Marks Memorial departing from the Royal British Legion Club, 14 Constance Street E16 2DQ at 10.15.  An olive tree will be planted and the service, led by Reverend Ann Easter is scheduled to take place at 10:45am. Cllr Rachel Tripp will be attending.​

East London Cemetery, Hermit Road/Upper Road​, E13

There will also be a short Remembrance Sunday service with wreaths, anthem and a minute silence at the East London Cemetery at 10.45 - 11.10am led by Rev Ben Atkins, Vicar of St Matthias Canning Town. 

Residents are welcome to attend any of the above.

In addition to the above services, the Royal British Legion, East Ham Branch,  will be holding a Remembrance service on Saturday 10 November at Woodgrange Park Cemetary from 11:00-11.45am.

Shrouds Of The Somme, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park​ - South Lawn

On Sunday 11 November, Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and Chief Executive Katherine Kerswell will attend a service of remembrance at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the Shrouds of the Somme art installation. This art installation by Rob Heard depicts more than 72,000 people who were killed in the Battle of the Somme. The shrouds have been hand-stitched and will be laid shoulder to shoulder in hundreds of rows on the park’s South Lawn. The service starts at 10.30 - 11.10am and is open to the public, if you are planning to attend please make sure you leave enough time to get there, it is recommended that you arrive at the park no later than 10am.


Armistice Day

Friday 9 November 2018

​This year it is 73 years since the end of the Second World War and 11 November is also the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the agreement in which Germany surrendered and so ended hostilities on the Western Front.
A service of remembrance will be observed on Friday 9 November at 10.45am at the Cenotaph in Central Park, East Ham E6. A two-minute silence will take place at 11am. 

Schools taking part include St Joachim’s, St Anthony's Primary, St Michael's Primary, St Winefride's Primary, St Bonaventure's and St Angela's Ursuline.
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