Annual Service of Remembrance

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will lead the annual service of Remembrance on Sunday 9 November at St George’s Hall Plateau.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

The Band of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and singers Danielle Louise Thomas and Jack Topping will be performing from 10.40am at St George’s Hall Plateau prior to the start of the Service.

At 11am, after the ‘Last Post’, a firing gun will mark the start of a two-minute silence across the city, followed by the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp, said: “Liverpool’s annual Remembrance Service is an opportunity for the city to join together and show our appreciation and respect for the men and women from our armed forces, past and present.

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and it is vital that we never forget the sacrifices made by others during times of conflict for the freedoms we often take for granted today.

“Remembrance Sunday gives us the chance to take a moment to think of those who paid the ultimate price and are sadly, no longer with us.

“I ask that everyone wears a poppy and shows their support for our service personnel, their families and friends and the hard work and dedication of the Royal British Legion.”

Following the two minute silence, prayers of thanksgiving and re-dedication will be said by The Bishop of Warrington, The Right Reverend Richard Blackburn. St Edwards School will provide a 30 strong choir to accompany Danielle Thomas and The Band of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment in leading the congregation in singing The National Anthem.

There will then be a short parade and march past, after which individuals will be invited to lay their own wreaths.

The service, which will be conducted by Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips, will be shown on a large TV screen situated at the North End of St George’s Hall which will ensure that everyone attending the event will feel part of it.

This year’s remembrance has been registered along with a number of events taking place under the ‘Last Post, a mass participation project that will see communities across the UK playing the Last Post on a variety of different instruments to remember lives of those lost during World War One.