Crewe Remembrance Service 2020

Overview

Starts on Sunday 8th Nov 2020 at 10:00am
Ends on Sunday 8th Nov 2020 at 01:00pm

Location

Memorial Square, Memorial Square, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BH

Remembrance Sunday falls on 8th November 2020, and is a day for the whole nation to remember and honour those who sacrificed their lives to secure and protect our freedom.

Crewe will come together for a service to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts such as the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and other conflicts such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Crewe usually marks Remembrance Sunday with a parade and ceremony on Memorial Square. However this year it will be different because of covid-19.  On this occasion, there will be no parade or live music, or refreshments and the service on the square itself will be smaller. 

Two minutes silence will be held at 11 am to remember all those who have fallen. During the ceremony civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and women, members of local armed forces regular and reserve units will be invited to present their wreaths.  Representatives of community groups and local organisations as well as individuals will not be called out, but will be invited to lay their wreaths after the military.

If you wish to register to lay a wreath, please complete this online form by Fri 23rd Oct 2020.

We will send out clear instructions about the change of plan to all those who have registered to lay a wreath, so please do register on the form above.

Please be aware that for public safety the roads around Memorial Square will be closed 10:00 – 13:00hrs, so if you are coming to the service you might wish to arrive a little early.  This affects Prince Albert Street and Earle Street (In front of the Municipal Building), but also Hill Street and access to Lyceum Square.  The Civic Centre/ old library car park will be open.

Printed copies of the Order of Service will be handed out on the day and you will be able to download your own copy from this page nearer the event date.