Hundreds expected at Bromley Remembrance Day services today

PUBLISHED: 08:19 10 November 2013 | UPDATED: 08:19 10 November 2013

Bromley War Memorial

Bromley War Memorial


Hundreds of people are expected to attend Remembrance Day services across Bromley this morning to pay their respects to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in war.

The main service will be at Bromley Parish Church in Church Road, Bromley before a wreath-laying at Bromley War Memorial in Martins Hill.

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Where the services will take place:


The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Ernest and Diane Noad, the chief executive Doug Patterson and Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill will attend the service in Bromley Parish Church in Church Road. Those attending the service are asked to arrive by 10.45am. After the service, the civic party will proceed to the war memorial in Martins Hill for the wreath laying ceremony.


10.50am, service and wreath laying ceremony at Beckenham War Memorial in High Street Beckenham, lasting about 45 minutes and a parade will follow the service. Those attending this service are asked to arrive at the war memorial by 10.30am.


10.30am, wreath laying and service at St George’s Parish Church, Bickley Park Road, Bickley.

Biggin Hill

10am, service at St Mark’s Church, Church Road.

10.30am, service at St George’s Chapel, Biggin Hill Airport, with wreath laying in front of the Gate Guardians. At noon the congregations from both services will meet at the war memorial where wreaths will be laid.

Bromley Common and Keston

10am, service at Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial in the churchyard at 11am.

Councillor Ruth Bennett will read a lesson at Keston Parish Church at 10am. followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial in Heathfield Road.

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

11am, service at St Martin of Tours (to arrive at 10:30am) during which a wreath will be laid.

Cray Valley East

10am, service in St Mary Cray Parish Church, High Street, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial at 11am.

Cray Valley West

10.30am, service at St Barnabas Church, Rushet Road, at 10:30am.


9.30am, service at St Nicholas Church, The Glebe, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at 11am at the war memorial.

Farnborough and Crofton

10.30am procession from the Lych Gate of St Giles the Abbot Church, Church Road, down to the war memorial.

10.15am, wreath laying at St Paul ’s Church, Crofton Road, Crofton.

Hayes and Coney Hall

10.30am, service at St Mary the Virgin, Hayes Street, followed by a short ceremony at the war memorial in the church grounds.

Mottingham and Chislehurst North

10.45am, service at Mottingham War Memorial.

10am, service at St Edward’s Church, St Keverne Road.


10am, wreath laying ceremony at Orpington War Memorial followed by a service at All Saints Parish Church, Bark Hart Road, at 10.50am. Afterwards the re will be a further wreath laying ceremony at Canadian Corner.

Penge and Cator

10am, service at St John’s Church, Penge High Street, followed by a wreath laying ceremony and service at the memorial opposite the church.

10.30am, service at Holy Trinity Church, Lennard Road, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial.

Petts Wood and Knoll

9.55am, service at St Francis Church, Greencourt Road, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Petts Wood Memorial, which is expected to take place at approximately 11am.

Plaistow and Sundridge

10am, service at St Andrew’s Church, Burnt Ash Lane.


10.15am, service at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood Road. During the service the congregation will go to the War Memorial at approximately 1045am to observe the silence and lay wreaths.

West Wickham

10.45am, service and wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial at Corkscrew Hill.

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