Lord Mayor leads Birmingham’s Remembrance Sunday service

By on 09/11/2016 in Lord Mayor, News

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, will lead Birmingham’s Remembrance Sunday service and parade at the Hall of Memory and Centenary Square on Sunday 13 November.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event and observe the two-minute silence at 11am.

Proceedings begin at 10am when the Salvation Army Band and the West Midlands Fire Service Pipe Band commences playing on Centenary Square, with uniformed contingents marching on to the square at 10.20am, followed by the Standards and Association march on at 10.40am.

At 10.50am the Lord Mayor’s party will process from the ICC in the following order –

  • Mace
  • Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress Cllr Carl Rice and Deed Curry
  • Chaplain The Reverend Victor Van Den Bergh
  • The Bishop of Birmingham The Right Reverend David Urquhart
  • Heads of Service – Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force

The Service of Remembrance will be conducted by the Chaplain.  The Chaplain will lead the Act of Remembrance and the Lord Mayor will lead the Act of Commemoration.

At 11am soldiers from the 37 Signal Regiment will give a volley of rifle fire to mark the start of the two minute silence.

Prior to 11am, a roll of drums will take place, followed by the playing of ‘The Last Post’.  Following the two-minute silence, there will be a salute of gunfire and the Salvation Army will lead the singing of ‘O God our Help in Ages Past’.

Wreath-laying will then take place, led by the Lord Mayor.  Once all the wreaths have been laid, the Lord Mayor will then proceed to the Hall of Memory to await the march past. The parade will disperse in Cambridge Street.

Traffic restrictions will be in place from 7am – 12.30pm on Cambridge Street (Civic Close to Brindley Drive) between 9.30am and 12noon on Broad Street, from Paradise Circus Queensway to Sheepcote Street, and between 11.20am to 11.50am on Cambridge Street, Brindley drive to Paradise Circus.

Signed diversions will be in operation.

-ENDS-

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