Lewisham honours Remembrance Sunday with parade and civic services across the borough

The borough of Lewisham will be paying tribute to everyone who has lost their lives in the line of duty with two services taking place on Remembrance Sunday.

The council confirmed that two services will be taking place at the Lewisham and Deptford War Memorials on Sunday 13 November. 

The memorials are some of Lewisham’s most iconic landmarks, attracting hundreds of residents who pay their respects by leaving wreaths of poppies around them all year long. 

Damien Egan, the Mayor of Lewisham said: “Coming together as a community to mark Remembrance Sunday is an important day in our civic calendar. 

“We have two services in the borough; one in Lewisham, the other in Deptford – paying tribute to those people who served and sacrificed so much, so that we might live peacefully and freely today.”

The first service will see a parade moving through Lewisham High Street, led by Sergeant Major Nick Connell of 101 Regiment and it will stop by Lewisham War Memorial. 

The service itself will be led by Father Steve Hall of St. Mary’s Church, along with contributions from other faith leaders and civic dignitaries. 

Councilors are expected to arrive at the Owen Centre for tea, coffee and the signing of wreaths at 10:00.

The service will commence from 10:55 and conclude at approximately 11:40.

The second service will be taking place at Deptford War Memorial on the corner of Lewisham Way and Upper Brockley Road. 

It will be led by Reverend Chris Hanning, commencing at 10:55am and concluding at 11:40am.   

Traffic will be stopped for a two minute silence at 11:00 for both services.

Residents are welcome to attend the services and those who wish to go are encouraged to be at the War Memorials by 10:30 and to dress warmly for the occasion. 

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