Events Being Held Throughout Sussex Over Remembrancetide

Sussex Remembrance Parades and Services – 2019

This page will be updated as details of all Remembrance Parades come in.

Please check back if your area is not listed. 

Bexhill on Sea

The parade marches off from Devonshire Sq at 10am on Sunday 10th November led by the Reunion Band. It continues down Devonshire Rd & turns left into the Marina coming to a halt at the War Memorial. 

The Remembrance Service commences at 10.40am on Sunday 10th November at the Seafront War Memorial. After the service the parade marches to the De La Warr Pavillion where the Vice Chairman of Rother Council and the Mayor take the salute. The parade continues up Sackville Rd and is dismissed in the Town Hall Car Park, Town Hall Sq.

Billingshurst

The parade will form up in Frenches Mead at 10:00 ready to march off  at 10:30

we march through west street up the high street before turning up to east street to St Mary’s Parish Church. we will have wreath laying service at the war memorial with our 2 minuets silence at 11:00. we then have church service in the church before marching back through the high street to village hall where the parade will be dismissed.

we also have an evening service at Wisbrough Green church this year commencing at 18:30.

Bognor Regis

Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 10:50am

Traditional Remembrance Sunday

Traditional Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial with hymns and poppy wreath laying. There will be a short parade from Place St Maur starting at 10.30

Brighton

27 October

14:00     Act of Remembrance – World War II Memorial, Bear Road Cemetery

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at Bear Road Cemetery, Brighton, BN2 4DA.

Thursday 7 November

11:00     Blessing in the Garden of Remembrance

War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton

A short service will be held at the War Memorial in the Old Steine, Brighton at 11am, please assemble by 10:50 am.

Sunday 10 November 9.00

The Royal Sussex Regimental Association Remembrance Service

The Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial, Regency Square, Brighton.

A short service will be held at 9am, please assemble by 8:55 am

Sunday 10 November 11:00        

Brighton Parade and Service – War Memorial, Old SteineA parade will depart from Madeira Drive towards the Old Steine War Memorial for a Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony beginning at 11:00, please assemble by 10.55 a.m.

Sunday 10 November 16:30

Brighton & Hove Branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Service.A service will be held at the Hove Hebrew Congregation Synagogue at 79 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JN

Monday 11 November 11: 00     

Armistice Day – two minute silence services

Two minutes silence will be observed and attended by the Mayor at the Hove War Memorial, Grand Avenue, Hove and by the Deputy Mayor at the War Memorial at Old Steine, Brighton at 11am.

Burgess Hill

The Burgess Hill Branch of The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 10th November is to be held at St. John’s Church Burgess Hill, following the Wreath laying and short service at the Town War Memorial.

The parade will muster in the area of the Cyprus Road car park behind the Cyprus Hall at 10.15 please make sure you arrive in time as there will be some road closures in place. Tea and coffee will be served in the Starford Hall in Cyprus Hall from 09.30

You are invited to return to the Burgess Hill Constitutional Club after the Church service for refreshments.

On Monday 11th November there will be a service at the Town War Memorial at 11am. The parade will leave from the “Help Point” at 10.50. 

Chichester

The Chichester service will take place at the Cross in Litten Gardens.

Muster point is East Street at 10.30am wit the start of the Parade at 10.45am.

Crawley & District

November 10th Morning

Parade:. Muster 09.30 hrs at Army Reserve Centre, Kilnmead, Northgate Crawley RH10 8BD

Service: St John the Baptist Church, High Street Crawley at 10.40 hrs. Wreath Laying follows service

November 10th Afternoon

Service at 15.00 hrs at War Memorial outside  St Michael’s Church, Lowfield Heath.

There will also be a Remembrance Service at St John’s Copthorne

 Crowborough

Sunday 10th November 2019

At Jarvis Brook, Crowborough

10:30 am- Service of Remembrance at St Michael and All Angels Church, Jarvis Brook.

 Sunday 10th November 2019

At Crowborough

14:00- Parade and March- Croft Road car park to the War Memorial at Chapel Green

14:30- Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial, Chapel Green, Crowborough.

15:00- Service of Remembrance at All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough.

 Monday 11th November 2019

At the Crowborough War Memorial Chapel Green

11:00- Armistice Day Commemoration at the War Memorial, Chapel Green.

 Cuckfield

Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield, 10.45am Beginning with a traditional act of remembrance at the War Memorial in the churchyard.

Short service and two minute silence at the War Memorial on the 11th at 10.50am

 Ditchling

Sunday 10th November, 2019, Remembrance Parade marching off from the Scout Hut, East End Lane, Ditchling, , at approximately 10.40 am.

 Marching to the Ditchling War Memorial where the Act of Remembrance and Service will be held with wreaths laid in memory of the fallen.  This will be followed by the usual Remembrance

Eastbourne

The Civic Remembrance service attended by the Mayor of Eastbourne and combined services organisations. The service will take place at the War Memorial Roundabout on Cornfield Road, Eastbourne. Starting with the march from the pedestrianised precinct at 10:20am, the service will begin at 10:40am at the War Memorial Roundabout.

East Grinstead

We start with a small service at the memorial in East Court at 10.00am which lasts approximately 15 minutes.

At 10.45am the dignitaries gather at the memorial in the High Street for the service that starts at 11.00am.

A parade will start from London Road at 10.35am and form up in front of the Memorial at 10.45am.

East Hoathly

Remembrance service and Parade in East Hoathly muster point is the Kings Head public house at 10.30 marching to the Church for a service at 10.45..

Five Ashes 

Brief service at the War Memorial at 2.00pm

Fletching

We will be holding our usual RBL Remembrance Sunday service in the parish church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Fletching, at 10.15 am on Sunday 10th November. After the service there will be a gathering around the War Memorial which is sited just outside the church wall, for the laying of wreaths and for prayers.

In addition there will be a short Armistice Day ceremony at the War Memorial at 10.50am on Monday 11th November. The Names of the Fallen will be read and the Silence observed.

Forest Row

Forest Row Remembrance service will take place on Sunday 10th November beginning at 10.30am. Wreaths will be blessed and laid at the War Memorial and this will be immediately followed by a service in Holy Trinity Church.

All are welcome to attend our commemorations, as we remember the 75th anniversary of D Day and the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the 2nd World War.

Framfield

St Thomas A Becket in Framfield Remembrance service at 10 am on Sunday 10 November.

Hadlow Down

Full service in St. Marks Church at 3.00pm

 Hailsham

Hailsham & District Branch Remembrance Day Parade & Service:

 Sunday 10th November

 Parade Muster 10:00 Parade starts 10:35 Waitrose Carpark – Charles Hunt Centre.

 Service starts 10:45 Hailsham War Memorial 

Harting & District

On Sunday 10th November we will assemble at about 1000 at the White Hart South Harting.

 At 1015 we will fall in and march (quite slowly) the approx 150 yards to the  parish church.(St Mary and St  Gabriel)

We will be joined for this by local scouts, cubs and guides.

 The service of remembrance, shared with the local congregational church, will commence at 1030. At the end of the service we and the congregation will assemble around the memorial situated in the churchyard for wreath laying.

Hastings

Sunday 10th October, muster at the Town Hall 10.15 for a 10.30 march off, Veterans can join the parade at Morrison’s car park for March off at 10.45, parade will then continue on to the War Memorial in Alexandra Park, the service and wreath laying will last for approx. 30-45 minutes.

Haywards Heath

Parade and Service 1045 on 10th November,  location Muster Green.

Heathfield

The Heathfield and District Remembrance Sunday service will be held at Old Heathfield Parish church at 10.00am and this service will be followed by Wreath laying at the War Memorial some 30 mins. Later due to the memorial being some half a mile away.

Horsham

10th November Horsham Remembrance Day Parade.  The parade will start at 10.30am from The Edwin Hall, proceed down North Street to the War Memorial in the Carfax for the act of Remembrance at 11am.  Following this the parade then proceeds down the Causeway to St Mary’s Church for the Service and then marches back to the Edwin Hall (with Horsham President taking the salute in the Carfax) to end the parade.

On Monday 11th we will be holding a Remembrance ceremony in the Carfax for 11am.

Hove

Sunday 10 November 10:00

All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove Remembrance Service All Saints Church

 Sunday 10 November 11:00        

Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road

(North Gate Memorial followed by South Gate Memorial)

A short wreath-laying ceremony will take place first at the North Gate Memorial at 11.00 a.m., followed by the same ceremony at the South Gate Memorial.

 Sunday 10 November 14:30

 War Memorial, Grand Avenue, Hove

There will be a service at the War Memorial, Grand Avenue, Hove, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

 Lancing

11:00am – Remembrance Service in St. Mary’s church ends shortly after 11:00am, followed by a Parade to the war memorial in Church Lane where there will be a 2 minute silence before the crowd disperses.

2:45pm – Wreath laying at War Memorial, South Street, Lancing.

3:00pm – Service at St. Michael and All Angels Church followed by a parade past civic dignitaries to take salute.

Lewes

Remembrance Sunday :- Parade forms in White Lion Lane at 14.15 to step off at 14.30.

Service and wreath laying at the memorial at 14.40

Church service in St Micheal’s Church 15.15 End ex at 16.00.

Armistice Day 11th November :- Form up at the memorial at 10.45.

11.00 Last post followed by 2 minutes silence and then the service at 11.05.

 Lindfield

 On Remembrance Sunday, We will be laying Wreaths at the War Memorial in Lindfield at 14.45. This will be followed by a Remembrance service at 15.00 at All Saints Church.

After the Service we will have a parade from All Saints Church, to the King Edward Hall in Lindfield for refreshments.

Littlehampton

Join us for Remembrance Sunday 2019- a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. The Littlehampton Remembrance Sunday parade and service will take place on Sunday 10th November. The parade will muster adjacent to the Town Clock in the High Street precinct at 10:30 and march off at 10:45. A short service including the laying of the wreaths and two minutes silence will be held at the war memorial at 11am, the parade will then move to St Mary’s Church where another service will take place.

Little Common

The Little Common Remembrance Parade will be held on Sunday 10 November at 10:30 am, with those participating meeting at the Poppy Club in Meads Avenue at 10:00 – 10:15. The Parade will march (relatively slowly!) to circle the memorial and proceed up the hill to St Mark’s Church, where the service will be led by our Chaplain the Reverend Jonathan Frias, after which we will march back down the hill for a short service and wreath-laying at the Memorial on the roundabout, followed by buffet refreshments at the Poppy Club. Some attendees meet us at the Church, rather than take part in the Parade.

On the following day, we will also hold a short service and two minutes silence on the Little Common Memorial roundabout at 11:00 am on the 11 November, everyone is naturally invited to join us.

Mayfield

Remembrance Sunday: 

Short service at Mayfield War Memorial commencing at 10.45am, followed by the two minutes silence at 11.00am. The silence is then immediately followed by an ecumenical service in St. Dunstan’s Church, which is adjacent to the War Memorial.

There are no formal parades held, although the local fire brigade and the Scouts organization do march down Mayfield High Street to the War Memorial prior to the 10.45am service.

Monday 11th November

Informal gathering at Mayfield War Memorial for the two minutes silence at 11.00am.

Milland

Milland Branch RBL will participate in the Remembrance service at St Luke’s Linch (1 ½ miles east of Milland – GU30 7JL) as in past years.  The service, which begins at 1045, will be followed by acts of remembrance, at which the Milland standard will be paraded, at the nearby Linch war memorial and at the Iping churchyard (1 mile south of Milland on the Iping Rd and the location of the grave of Maj (later Maj Gen) John Frost, of Arnhem fame).  Following these acts of remembrance, the Branch will host a reception at St Luke’s Linch; all are most welcome.

 Newhaven

The service at St Michael’s Church is expected to start at 9.45am. Following the service, the parade will form up in Neill’s Close, before marching down Meeching Rise, across and down the one-way into Meeching Road, down the High Street and finally along Bridge Street to the Memorial Green.  At 11am there will be a two minute silence followed by prayers and wreath laying.

Peacehaven

Peacehaven & Telscombe Branch Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday November 2019 at 11.00 am at the Memorial in Meridian Park (Next to the Co-op at the Meridian Centre) Peacehaven. There are ample parking at the Meridian Centre.. Those who will take part in the Parade prior to the Service must muster at 10.30 at the Joff in Peacehaven (next to the Meridian Centre).

Pett & District

On the 10th November our District Branch covers all three churches within our District for a Remembrance Service. These churches are    –      St. Mary & St. Peter – Pett.  St. Laurence – Guestling.  St. Nicholas – Icklesham and St. Andrews – Fairlight.  

The church this year is St Laurence Church, Guest   The time for the service is 10.15. 

Plumpton

Plumpton and East Chiltington Branch will be holding their Annual Parade on Sunday 10th November .We will gather at Scout HQ in North Barnes Lane at 10.30 am. If people not able to manage the distance to All Saints Church the Parade may be joined at Westgate.The service round the memorial will start at 10.55.

Polegate

On Remembrance Day, 10th November, we will once again march from the RBL Club in Victoria Road down to St John’s Church, leaving the Club at 10.00.  If you wish to join us please arrive by 9.45.  Following the church service we will return to the Club for drinks, nibbles andmusic. This is a designated Open Day so you do not have to be a member of the Legion to join us

 On Monday 11th November we will meet at the Memorial Ground on Wannock Road for a short service and laying of wreaths.  Please join us on this very important day

 Portslade

Sunday 10 November 11:00

Easthill Park Memorial, Manor Road, Portslade, BN41 2FA

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at 11.00 am at the Easthill Park Memorial. Please assemble by 10:45 am. To be followed by refreshments in St Nicholas Church Hall.

Ringmer

Remembrance Day Parade 10th November 2019.

Muster in village car park behind the shops at 10. 30 hrs  behind the band. Branch Standard Bearer Gary Caulfield in attendance.

March off to the War Memorial on the village green at 10. 45hrs precisely

Service at the Memorial , Rev Beth McCleave officiating. Wreath laying first by Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex, then all other dignitaries and officers.

Maroon fired at 10. 58. Hrs for two minutes silence.

March off to Church for Service of Remembrance. Reading given by Deputy Lieutenant.

March back to village car park, Deputy Lieutenant acknowledging salute on passing the Memorial.

Dismiss in car park.

11th November. Muster in front of village shops at 10.45hrs for short service and two minutes silence at 1100.hrs.  Rev Beth MacCleave officiating,

After the service British Legion will proceed with the Standard to Rotherfield new War Memorial at rear of Church where the public can place small wooden crosses in ground if they so wish

Robertsbridge

Sun 10 Nov: Meet at Recreation Ground, The Clappers 1000hrs for 1015hrs Parade to Church where act of Remembrance will be carried out at 1100hrs, then after Church march to Memorial for Laying of Wreaths at approx. 1230hrs

Mon 11 Nov: 1045hrs at Village Memorial for Act of Remembrance at 1100hrs

Mon 11 Nov: 1345hrs Parade at Hurst Green Village Hall for Act of Remembrance at approx. 1400hrs.

Rottingdean

11:30     Form up in south (seaside end) of the high street Rottingdean outside the White Horse Public House (if                             wet shelter inside is available). 11:40     March off up the high street to the village green 12:00     A service will be held on the green 12:45     The service concludes latest 

13:00     Roads are reopened (or once people have dispersed if earlier). 

Rye

The Annual Service of Remembrance will be held in Rye Parish Church of St Marys at 10:55am.

Participants should be seated in the Church by 10.45am.

The Service will be preceded by a Parade of Service, Civil and Youth Organisations from Adams via the Town Hall leaving at 10.30am ( form up by 10.15am )where the Mayor will take the inspect and take the salute ( from 10.35am )

After the service there will be a short Ceremony at the War Memorial in the Church Yard where ther will be the observation of a Silence and the Laying of Wreaths and Crosses.

Sedlescombe

Remembrance Service is a village service, held in St John The Baptist Church Sedlescombe . We muster at 10:30 with the service commencing at 10:45 when the Standard is marched in. We do not hold a marching parade. Wreaths are laid inside the church by the RBL and many other village organisations.

Shoreham by Sea

  • 9:30am – Assemble at the Community Centre, Pond Road.
  • 9:45am – March off via Western Road and Brunswick Road to the Church of St. Mary de Haura.
  • 10:00am – Remembrance Service led by Reverend Ann Waizeneker.
  • 11:00am – Wreath Laying Ceremony (including Last Post, two minutes silence and Reveille) at the War Memorial.

Southwick Green

  • 10:30am – Parade leaves Southwick Square car park.
  • 11:00am – Service at War Memorial on Southwick Green.

Steyning

Remembrance Service at St. Andrew’s and St. Cuthman’s Church Steyning, @ 10.45. a.m.Service at St. Andrew’s Church Steyning 10.45.a.m. 10th November.

Short service and wreath laying at Memorial Garden, Mill Road 10.45.a.m. 11th November

Storrington

Remembrance Sunday (10 Nov):

Muster for village parade at 14:30 at Waitrose bus stop. St Mary’s church service at 15:00

Remembrance Day (11 Nov):

Assemble outside the White Horse Hotel by the Roll of Honour at 10:50. Prayers and 2 minute silence.

Wadhurst & Tidebrook

Sunday 10th: 0945: March from Grosvenor Place to Wadhurst War Memorial; Service at 1015 then march back to the Parish Church for Church Service

Willingdon

Our parade at Willingdon will take place on the 10th November. The muster will be at 10.30am in Upper Kings Drive and will march off at 10.45am to St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Willingdon; to return parade to the muster point after the Church Service at approx 11.45 

11 November 2018

Muster time 10.30am                                                                                   

St Mary the Virgin Church, Willingdon                                                         

 Parade start 10.45am                                                                                   

Muster point Upper Kings Drive, Willingdon                                      

There will be a second Remembrance Parade at Butt’s Brow, Willingdon. Muster in the car park at Butt’s Brow at 3pm to proceed to the Ruthless Memorial on Willingdon Hill for a short Service and Wreath laying. Dismiss at the Memorial. 

Muster Time 1450 (2.45pm)

Ruthless Memorial, Butt’s Brow, Willingdon Hill

Parade Start Time 1500 (3pm)

Muster Point Butt’s Brow car park

Parade End 1530 (3.30pm)

 Both venues are weather dependant. The morning Church service will go directly to St Marys Church. And The Ruthless Service would be cancelled. 

Wittering

Sunday 10th November 10.45hrs. Service at East Wittering Memorial.

Monday 11th November 10.45hrs Service at St Anne’s Church East Wittering

Worthing

The annual Remembrance Service and March Past will take place at the Worthing War Memorial, outside Worthing Town Hall in Chapel Road.

The two minutes silence will start on the first stroke of the Town Hall clock at 11:00am after which the Mayor’s Chaplain will conduct the service.

The Worthing Borough Mayor and others will lay wreaths for the fallen and take the salute at the March Past in front of Worthing Town Hall at approximately 11:30am after the Service.