Remembrance Day events in Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich

A two-minute silence will be observed at 11am.

Since 1919, Remembrance Day has been observed on November 11, marking the end of the First World War.

This year, Remembrance Sunday will be observed on November 12.

Below is a list of Remembrance Day services taking place in south east London.


Lewisham’s civic service and parade will take place on Sunday, November 12.

It will take place at Lewisham War Memorial on Lewisham High Street (directly opposite Lewisham Hospital).

Sergeant Major Stephen Bradley, representing 221 Field Squadron, will lead the procession.

The parade will move along Lewisham High Street, as participants make their way to the War Memorial.

A service organised by Steve Hall, a priest at St Mary’s Church, and including other religious leaders and town officials, will begin at 10.55am and last until around 11.40am.

Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive at the Lewisham War Memorial from 10.30am.

A second service will take place at the Deptford War Memorial on the corner of Lewisham Way and Upper Brockley Road, lasting around the same time.

The service will be led by Reverend Chris Hanning with contributions from other faith leaders and civic dignitaries.

Traffic will be stopped for a two-minute silence at 11am.

Both services will be held outdoors in spite of the weather.


A Remembrance Sunday Mayoral Civic Service will be held at St Johns Church in Sidcup.

It will feature a parade, a memorial service, and wreath laying.

St. John’s church will be open to the public from 10.50am to 12pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to light a candle as a personal act of remembrance and will be allowed to lay a wreath in the memorial chapel.

At noon, the bell of St. John’s Church will toll to honour all those who have lost their lives from Sidcup in addition to the national two-minute silence.


Over this Remembrance Weekend, the Royal Borough of Greenwich will host several events together with neighbourhood branches of the Royal British Legion to honour those who died during the war.

The occasions will involve a two-minute quiet time, wreath laying commemorations, Remembrance ceremonies, and a parade for anyone to go to.

On Friday, November 10, there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Hospital in Shooters Hill at 2pm, and at Greenwich Cemetery on Well Hall Road at 3pm.

On Saturday, November 11, there are a range of services in place:

10.55am: Wreath laying with the Royal British Legion Abbey Wood and Thamesmead War Memorial.

11am: Wreath laying with the Royal British Legion Blackheath and Charlton Branch at War Memorial Maze Hill.

The ceremony will proceed to St. John’s Church, St. Luke’s Church, and Charlton Cemetery.

There will also be wreath laying organised by Berkeley Homes at the War Memorial on Carriage Street.

12pm: Wreath laying with the Royal British Legion Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Branch at Plumstead Cemetery, followed by Woolwich New Cemetery.

On Sunday, November 12, the borough will hold out Remembrance Sunday services.

10.45am: Remembrance Day parade and service held by the Royal British Legion Eltham and Well Hall Branch, joined by veterans, ex-service groups, and youth organisations.

The event will take place at Eltham War Memorial.

At 11am, there will be a two-minute silence followed by a Remembrance Service at St. John’s Church, Eltham Hill.

10.40am: Remembrance Service organised by the Royal British Legion Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Branch.

It will take place at St. Michaels and All Angels Church, followed by a procession to Abbey Wood Memorial Gardens.

10.45am: Remembrance Day Service at Woolwich Garrisons Church.


There will be a Remembrance Day service at the Little Bromley War Memorial on Sunday.

Many other events will take place borough-wide, including wreath placing and two-minute silences.

There’ll be the usual two-minute silence for the nation and another for those who lost their lives from and in Bromley during the war.

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