CHURCHES from all over the Thames Valley area are inviting people to come along to their Remembrance Sunday services this month. This year, Remembrance Sunday is November 11 and churches everywhere will mark the occasion with readings, prayers and a two-minute silence.
There will be a Remembrance Day Parade in Binfield. The march will start at Binfield Club Car Park at 9.30am, and will arrive at All Saints Church at 10am.
A Sunday parade led by the Reading Central Band of the Salvation Army will take place in Sonning. The parade will depart from Pearsons Hall and arrive at St Andrew’s church at 10.30am, where the service of Remembrance will take place.
All Saints Church, Wokingham, will have a Civic service of remembrance with Churches Together in Wokingham.
There will be a Remembrance parade before the service, beginning at the town hall. Everyone is welcome to join the parade, which begins at 3pm.
People in Finchampstead have two services they are invited to attend. St James’ Church will join the service starting at 10.50am at the church. There will also be a service at the Village War Memorial, starting at 3pm.
St Mary & St John’s Church service starts at 9.45am at their building.
Bracknell have a number of Remembrance events. There will be a British Legion service at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, 10am.
The United Reformed Church will also have a service starting at 10.45am from outside the church.
All Saints are hosting an all-age service, starting at 10am on Church Hill.
St John Bosco Church in Woodley will hold a Sunday Mass with a Scouts parade at 10am.
There will also be a blessing of graves at Henley Road Cemetery at 3pm.
Churches in Reading are also holding Remembrance services. Greyfriars on Friar Street begin their service at 10.30am.
The Salvation Army are teaming up with the Royal British Legion to host their annual Remembrance service. This starts at 6.15pm at the Salvation Army building.
Abbey Baptist Church in Abbey Square are also having their Sunday service of Remembrance, starting at 10.30am.
St Nicholas Church in Earley will have their remembrance service at 10am, with a two minute silence at 11am.
Meanwhile, in Goring, Goring Free Church starts their Remembrance service at 10.45am.
For more information on Remembrance Sunday, the Poppy Appeal and national events, log on to www.britishlegion.org.uk
* Edited 02/11/2012 to correct a mistake regarding Finchampstead services.