Crewe Passion Play 2019

17 April, 2019


Cheshire Remembrance Sunday parades and services 2018


We’ve collated information about Remembrance Sunday parades and services taking place across Cheshire this weekend – provided in alphabetical order by town. We will update the list as we receive more details.

If you’re aware of a parade/service we’ve not included, please email [email protected] with information.



Alderley Edge (click here to read more)

At 11am on Saturday 10th November, there will be an observance of one-minute’s silence. This will take place outside Barclays Bank and those wishing to observe the silence are asked to arrive for 10.45am.

On Sunday 11th November, the Remembrance Sunday parade will assemble at 2.15pm outside the Festival Hall on Talbot Road and will commence under the supervision of the parade marshall at 2.30pm.

The service will begin at 3pm. The Bugler will sound The Last Post during the service and the two-minutes silence will be held.



Alsager will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by decorating the town with poppies.

Alsager Town Council’s offices are adorned with poppies and local businesses and residents are being encouraged to join in.


Chester (click here to read more)

Chester Cathedral Choir and the Orchestra of St John’s will perform Faure’s Requiem in ‘A Concert of Remembrance’ on Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm at Chester Cathedral.

On Sunday 11th November, at 6am, a lone piper will play the tune ‘Battle’s O’er’ from the Garden of Remembrance at Chester Cathedral. The Dean of Chester will read out a special affirmation followed by prayers.

The traditional service will start at 10am, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice.

The Service of Remembrance is followed by the Act of Remembrance at 10.50am in the Garden of Remembrance, outside the cathedral. The service will be led by the Very Rev Dr Tim Stratford.

At approximately 11.20am, a parade will form up in St Werburgh’s Street, outside the cathedral, before it processes through the city centre streets.

Upon conclusion of the parade, there will be a 20-minute concert, led by Matt Baker and the Theatre in the Quarter Remembrance Chorus, at Town Hall Square.



On Saturday 10th November, a parade will take place, inspired by the town’s 1918 Tank Week (which was part of a fundraising campaign from the government, which saw tanks touring England’s towns and cities).

The parade will set off from Crewe Lifestyle Centre and continue around the town centre, with a number of pauses along the route where bands will play, stories will be shared.

The parade will finish at Memorial Square where there will be a street concert featuring a performance by The Peace Choir of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and music from silver and brass bands – including TCTC Group Band and Foden’s Band.

On Sunday 11th November, Remembrance Day in Crewe will see a parade and service at Memorial Square.

Twelve Royal Marine-style drummers – in full dress uniform – and will be joined by Crewe Brass, Cheshire Drums & Bugles and the Funky Choir as well as hundreds of local cadets from the RAF, Army, Police, Fire and Sea Cadets plus local Scout groups, the Red Cross and a contingent from The Royal British Legion.


Ellesmere Port (click here to read more)

Commemoration events will start at Civic Square on Sunday 11th November with a short service, laying of wreaths, a reading by Rev Gordon McGuiness, the national silence and the playing of the Last Post.

After the National Anthem, played by the Ellesmere Port Sea Cadets, the parade will form and make its way to St Thomas Church for the traditional church service.

Following the church service, light refreshments will be served at the Civic Hall.



In Handforth the parade will gather at Handforth Youth Centre on Old Road from 9.15am.

It will then form up in order of march from 9.30am, coordinated by the parade sergeant.

The parade will set off from Handforth Youth Centre at 9.35am, marching along Old Road before turning right on to Station Road.

It will then proceed along Wilmslow Road to St Chad’s Church where the Handforth Remembrance service will take place from 10am.

Afterwards the parade will reform and march along Wilmslow Road to Handforth War Memorial for prayers and a wreath laying service from 10.55am.

The parade will then reform on Wilmslow Road for the return to Handforth Youth Centre.



To commemorate 100 years since guns fell silent on 11th November 1918, The Royal British Legion will organise the parade which will form at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Led by the band and drums of the Cheshire Constabulary, the parade will set off at 10.20am to march along Beam Street, Oatmarket and High Street, to Nantwich Square.

Rector of St Mary’s Church, and padre to the Nantwich branch of The Royal British Legion, Rev Dr Mark Hart will lead the service around the war memorial on the square.

After the church clock strikes 11am, Nantwich RBL chairman John Dwyer will read the exhortation followed by the sounding of the Last Post before a two minute silence.

This will be followed by the sounding of Reveille and RBL president Arthur Moran reading the Kohima Epitaph.

The service will then continue with the reading of the names of the fallen by Nantwich Air Training Cadets and Nantwich Army Cadets.

The usual 10.45am service at St Mary’s Church will not take place and there will not be a service in church after the service on the square.

The evening service at St Mary’s at 6pm, remembering the fallen, will include Faure’s Requiem performed by the Nantwich Singers.



The Act of Remembrance will take place within the 10.45am service at St Mary & St Helen.

A parade from the Royal British Legion will take place at 2.30pm with a church service at 3pm and wreath-laying at 4pm.



The annual Remembrance Sunday service and parade will be held at the cenotaph in Northwich on Sunday, from 9.30am-1pm.

A service of remembrance will also be held at St Mary’s Church, Whitegate. ‘Battles Over’ will feature a commemoration service and laying of wreaths at 9.30am followed by refreshments.



Wilmslow’s Remembrance Day parade will assemble outside the Royal British Legion on Grove Avenue at 9.15am.

Under the control of the parade marshall, the parade will form up along Grove Avenue with civic dignitaries lining up directly behind the Royal British Legion.

They will be joined by Army Cadets, Air Cadets, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

The parade will leave at 9.30am and proceed down Grove Street and Church Street for the 10am service at St Bartholomew’s Church.

At around 10.50am the service in the church will end and attendees will make their way to the Memorial Gardens across the road for the laying of wreaths at 11am.

After the wreath laying, the parade will reform and return to Grove Avenue.

Refreshments will be available when the parade arrives back at the Royal British Legion.


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