Remembrance Day events in Bromley
PUBLISHED: 15:50 07 November 2016
The nation will honour its war dead this weekend
This Sunday, the nation the nation will remember the soldiers who fought and died in the line of duty, and a number of commemorative events are to be held in Bromley.
Listed below are those at which the council will be represented.
The Mayor and Mayoress, councillor Ian F Payne and Mrs Judith Payne, chief executive Doug Patterson, MP Bob Neill and the representative deputy lieutenant will attend the service in Bromley Parish Church. Those attending the service are asked to arrive by 10.35am. After the service, the civic party will proceed to the War Memorial for the wreath laying ceremony.
Beckenham War Memorial
At 10.50am there will be a service and wreath-laying ceremony at Beckenham War Memorial in Beckenham High Street, lasting about 45 minutes. A parade will follow the service shortly afterwards. Those attending this service are asked to arrive at the War Memorial by 10.30am.
Councillor Russell Mellor will represent the borough at this service, and will be laying the wreath. Councillor Stephen Wells and Councillor Michael Tickner will be attending.
Councillor Catherine Rideout will represent the borough, read a lesson and lay a wreath at St. George’s Parish Church on Bickley Park Road. The service begins at 10.30am.
Councillor Melanie Stevens will represent the borough at the service at St George’s Chapel at 10.30am. A wreath will be laid in front of the Gate Guardians.
Councillor Julian Benington will represent the borough at a service at St Mark’s Church at 9.30am, while Councillor Richard Scoates will lay a wreath at the Biggin Hill War Memorial at 11.00am.
Bromley Common and Keston
Councillor Ruth Bennett will represent the borough at the service at Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Bromley Common at 10am. This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in the churchyard at 11.00am.
Councillor Stephen Carr will read a lesson at Keston Parish Church, Church Road, Keston at 10.00am. This will be followed by a walk from Keston Village at 10.40am to the war memorial on Heathfield Road for a wreath-laying ceremony.
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom
Councillor Lydia Buttinger will represent the borough and make a reading at the service at St Martin of Tours, Church Road at 11.00am, during which a wreath will be laid.
Cray valley East
Councillor Teresa Te will represent the borough at a service in St Mary Cray Parish Church, High Street, St. Mary Cray at 10am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial at 11am.
Cray Valley West
Councillor Judi Ellis will represent the borough at a service at St Barnabas Church, Rushet Road, St. Paul’s Cray at 10.30am.
Councillor Eric Bosshard will lay the wreath at this service, which will be at St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Chislehurst at 9.30am. It will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at 10.50am at the war memorial.
Farnborough and Crofton
Councillor Robert Evans will read the lesson and Councillor Tim Stevens will lay the wreath on behalf of the borough. Those attending should assemble at the Lych Gate of St Giles the Abbot Church, Church Road, Farnborough Village at 10.30am to join the procession down to the war memorial.
Councillor Charles Joel will represent the borough and lay a wreath at St Paul’s Church, Crofton Road at 10.15am.
Hayes and Coney Hall
There will be a service at St Mary the Virgin, Hayes Street, Hayes at 10.30am, followed by a short ceremony at the war memorial in the church grounds. Councillor Neil Reddin will represent the borough.
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
Councillor David Cartwright will represent the borough at the service at Mottingham War Memorial which will commence at 10.45am in the car park of the Porcupine Public House, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial. Councillor Charles Rideout, CVO QPM, will be attending.
There will be a wreath laying ceremony at Orpington War Memorial at 10am, followed by a service at All Saints Parish Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, at 10.50am. Afterwards, there will be a further wreath-laying ceremony at Canadian Corner. The deputy mayor, Councillor Hannah Gray, will attend.
Penge and Cator
A service will be held at St John’s Church, High Street, Penge, at 10am. This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and service at the memorial opposite the Church at 10.50am, and then coffee and refreshments back at the church. Councillor Kathy Bance MBE will represent the borough.
Councillor Peter Fookes will represent the borough at Holy Trinity Church, 66 Lennard Road, Penge. The service will commence at 10.30am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial.
Councillor Kevin Brooks will represent the borough at the wreath laying ceremony at the Kent House Road Memorial, Beckenham and Penge Sea Cadets, 209 Kent House Road, which commences at 12pm.
Petts Wood and Knoll
Councillor Douglas Auld will represent the borough and give a reading. There will be a service at St Francis Church, 60 Willett Way, Petts Wood at 9.55am. This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Petts Wood Memorial, which is expected to take place at approximately 11.00am.
Plaistow and Sundridge
Councillor Michael Turner will represent the borough at St Andrew’s Church, 136 Burnt Ash Lane at 10am.
Councillor Peter Morgan will represent the borough at St John’s Church, Park Road, Bromley at 9.45am.
There will be a service at St Mary’s Church, Kingswood Road at 10.15am. During the service, the congregation will go to the war memorial at approximately 10.45am to observe the silence and lay wreaths. Councillor Mary Cooke will lay the wreath and councillor David Jefferys will give the reading on behalf of the borough.
Upper Norwood - Crystal Palace
Councillor Angela Wilkins will represent the borough at the wreath-laying ceremony at The Upper Norwood War Memorial, Westow Street, Crystal Palace at 10.45am.
Councillor Tom Philpott will represent the borough at the service and wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial at Corkscrew Hill at 10.45am.