Remembrance Day Services taking place across the BCP Council area

Posted on Tuesday 5 November 2019

Traditional events of commemoration will be taking place at each war memorial in all three of our towns in the BCP Council area.


Sunday 10 November

Bournemouth’s Annual Service of Remembrance and Parade will take place at the War Memorial in the Central Gardens. The commemoration will be attended by the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Susan Phillips, and the Bournemouth Charter Trustees and Civic Dignitaries. Also, in attendance will be Armed Service Representatives and members of the public who wish to join the service.

A parade, including Ex-Service Associations and youth organisations will march through the Town Centre to the War Memorial located in the Central Gardens. At 10:57am the traditional Remembrance Sunday Service will take place which will include the laying of wreaths and the two-minute silence which will be marked with a field gun.

Following the Service, the Parade will re-join and march-past, and the Salute will be taken by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and the Mayor.

The following roads will be closed from 10.00 am until after the Remembrance Service:

  • Avenue Road
  • Bourne Avenue
  • The lower part of Braidley Road from the bridge to the roundabout


Sunday 10 November

The Annual Service of Remembrance and Parade will take place at the War Memorial in Poole Park. The first Parade, led by Poole Sea Cadets, will depart the Cricket Pavilion at 10.30am with the Veterans joining the Parade by the Ark Restaurant.

Once the main Parade has arrived, the Civic Procession will make their way to the War Memorial for the Service of Remembrance at 10.50am. The Service will be conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain Revd Dr Mark Kimber and the music will be provided by the Poole Borough Band. Following the Service, the Parade will re-join, and the Salute will be taken by the Deputy Lieutenant and the Mayor of Poole, Councillor Marion Le Poidevin.

  • Poole Park will be closed to traffic from 7:30am until 1pm.


Sunday 10 November

The traditional Remembrance Service will begin at Purewell Cross War Memorial at 9:15am. All of the Town Council will be attending the procession and the Mayor of Christchurch, Councillor Lesley Dedman, will lay a wreath.

The Civic Party will then join the Royal British Legion Parade outside of the Old Town Hall and process through the High Street to the Priory Church. Following this, at 10:50am, the service at Priory Church will then start.

The whole of the Town Council, the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Mrs Lesley Dedman and the Chairman of BCP Council, Cllr David Flagg, will be taking part in the parade and attending the service at Priory Church.

Members of the public are welcome to attend these events.