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Remembrance Sunday Events and Services

Want to know what's happening and where as the county prepares to mark Remembrance Sunday? Then take a look at the listings below:

10.45am - Remembrance Sunday service at St Andrew's. Wiggonby C of E School are contributing a display and poetry read by children towards the service.

10 November
10am to 4pm The Archive Group are holding an “Exhibition marking the end of WW1” in the Education Institute on Church Hill. Admission £3 including refreshments.

11 November
10am Wreath laying at the War Memorial followed by a Remembrance Sunday service at St James’ Church at 10.30am, featuring hymns sung on the first Remembrance Day service and also a specially composed hymn for this year.

10.50am Remembrance Service (with Holy Communion) at St. Peter, Askham (Penrith).

November 9 to 11
A Remembrance Festival include a muted flower festival based around WW1 poetry and will include a cascade of poppies across the Church porch.

November 11On Nov 11 there is a parade and wreath laying 2.30pm followed by a civic service in Church at 3.00pm. Throughout the festival there will be refreshments available.

A ‘There but Not There’ Installation at Barrow Town Hall is open to the public for the next two weeks, leading up to the Civic Act of Remembrance at Barrow Cenotaph on 11 November. The stories of the 27 ex-Council workers who died during the first world war are inspirational – including that of Bob Richardson who was a chorister at St Mark’s Barrow and who died aged 22. A booklet has been produced telling the stories for those being remembered.

9 November
St George’s CS School will be having a special Remembrance Service which will include a chalice and paton used in the trenches during the First World War. These belonged to the Revd Charles Chavasse who was an army chaplain during the war and who became Vicar of St George’s in 1919 (he later became Bishop of Rochester) – his brother Noel Chavasse was killed in the first world war and is the only person to receive two Victoria Crosses in that war.

10.55am Remembrance Sunday service at St Mary's.

10.50am Remembrance Sunday service at St Cuthbert's.

Black Combe
10am Remembrance Sunday service at St Mary’s, Whitbeck.

Brigham, Clifton, Dean & Mosser
Remembrance Day services:
10.45am St Bridget's Brigham
9.30am St Luke's Clifton
10.50am St Oswld's Dean
10.50 St Philip's Mosser
In the evening at St Michael's Mosser (fell church) organised by the parish council
5.45 pm Assemble at St Michael’s Fell Church, Mosser, for welcome, introduction and short talk
6.40 pm Proceed to the Beacon site
6.55 pm The playing of the Last Post
7.00 pm The lighting of the Beacon
7.15 pm Walk to Beech Hill for light refreshments

9.30am Remembrance will take place at some point in the service.

Brougham Chapel
9.15am - Remembrance Sunday service

Burgh by Sands
10.55am - Remembrance Sunday service at St Michael's followed by a Community Bring & Share lunch in Burgh by Sands Village Hall. 26 knitted red poppies, one for each of the Fallen from the parish from both World Wars, have been produced by parishioners and will line the church pathway for the Centenary Remembrance weekend.

10.45am - St Kentigern's Remembrance Sunday Service

9 November
7pm Cornerstone, Denton Street
Film: The War Horse, powerful WW1 film by Steven Spielberg based on the book by Michael Morpurgo

11 November
10.30am Remembrance Sunday Service at St James Church Carlisle
2 to 4pm St James Church open for people to visit the 'There But Not There' silhoeuttes, awarded by the Armed Forces Covenant
2.30pm Commemoration event to mark the Centenary of the Great War which is taking place at the County Memorial in Rickerby Park, Carlisle.

Carlisle - Trinity School, Carlisle
Daily Remembrance assemblies in the week leading up to Armistics Day, including uniformed cadets carrying standards, clips from ‘Somme’ and ‘War Horse’ and a silence.

Carlisle - University of Carlisle
8 November
11am A service in Fusehill Chapel.

Carlisle Cathedral
11 November 11
10am A service for Remembrance Sunday, on the Centenary of the Armistice. Attended by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, the Mayor of Carlisle and members of the City Council. Preacher the Dean of Carlisle, the Very Reverend Mark Boyling
11am An Act of Remembrance and March Past in the Green Market, Carlisle. Address: the Dean of Carlisle

9 November
6pm ‘Warhorse’ feature film at the Kirkgate

10 November
A Repeat of World War 1 Summer Exhibition at the Kirkgate
11am & 1pm ‘Footprints of our Fathers’ (a short fictional drama about a Wigton family in WW1) at the Kirkgate
7.30pm ‘No Petticoats Here’ (women in WW1) at the Kirkgate

11 November
12pm & 3.30pm ‘Footprints of our Fathers’ at the Kirkgate
10.30am ‘Churches Together’ Service All Saints
1pm Civic Church Service at Lorton St Methodist Church. To include a reading by the Town Mayor of the names inscribed on the Cenotaph, against a backdrop of WW1 newsreel and photographs.
1.45pm Procession from Lorton St Methodist Church car park to the Cenotaph.
2pm Annual Civic Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

17 November
7.30pm ‘Everyone Sang’ – Siegfried Sassoon meets Ivor Novello in a production by a Cumbrian theatre company.

Crosby Ravensworth
10.45am Remembrance Sunday service

7 November
9.30am A special 'Church in School' Remembrance service.

Dalston Benefice
Remembrance services at Dalston (10am), Cumdivock (9.30am), Raughton Head (10.50) and Wreay (10.50am). In addition, there is a Tattie Pot lunch in the Victory Hall, Dalston, at 12 noon, a beacon will be lit on The Green in Dalston at 7pm following the Last Post, and an informal Remembrance Service will take place in St Michael's Church Dalston at 7.10pm.

Dalton in Furness
9 November
11am Chapel Street Infants Remembrance Service at War Memorial. With 158 knitted Poppies displayed around the war memorial

10 November
Last Post and Vigil at the War Memorial with Town Band. Names of the Lost read out at Gather at 6.30pm for Last Post at 7pm.

11 November
9.30am Service of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church. Special Commemoration 1918-2018. Parade leaves at 10.30am to arrive at War Memorial for
Act of Remembrance at 11am.
11.45 Newton War Memorial - Act of Remembrance.

In St. Andrew's Church, Dent there's a display of knitted poppies and photographs of all the Men and a Nurse who died in the 1st World War along with a Chasuble which was used by Padre Canon Leonard Wilcher Wright, the Grandfather of the Revd. Peter Boyles who was the previous Vicar in Dent who kindly left this to our Parish, Revd. Wright wore this garment when giving Holy Communion to the soldiers on the Front Line during this terrible war. All who died in this war from Dent are named with the date and place of their death and eventual burial places. St. John's Church Cowgill also have a display of knitted poppies and they too will be holding a Cenotaph Service to remember all the young men who died from Cowgill.

Following the Remembrance Service at Irton there will be a wreath laying ceremony at Drigg War Memorial on the 11 November at 2pm. Refreshments will be served in Church following the ceremony.

Eden Churches
10am Remembrance Sunday service at Holme Eden
10.40am Remembrance Sunday service at Wetheral

Following the Remembrance Service at Irton there will be a wreath laying ceremony at Boot War Memorial on the 11 November at 12 noon.

11 November
3pm Special service in St Mary's Church to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War. The preacher will be Rev Richard Lee (former RAF chaplain and Chaplain General to the Armed Forces). At the end of the service there will be a short Act of Remembrance at the village war memorial for those who wish to process from church.
The afternoon will conclude back at church for refreshments in St Mary's room.

Great Orton
10am - Remembrance Sunday service at St Giles

Great Strickland
6.30pm Remembrance Sunday service

11 November
10.15am Remembrance Service, prior to wreath laying on village green. After the Last Post has been played on the village green, a thanksgiving and remembrance tea in the Village Hall to mark the end of the First World War.
This is not only to remember those who were killed in the war, but also to remember those who served in the war, and survived and came home.

10.50am Remembrance Sunday service at St Marys, Hethersgill

Holme Cultram
10.30am Holme Cultram (the congregation mark the two minutes silence at 11am with the reading of the names off the war memorial inside the church)

Holme St Cuthbert
9.30am Holme St Cuthbert (remembrance will take place at some point in the service)

Inglewood Churches
10.30am Service of the Word with Act of Remembrance at St James' Church, Hutton in the Forest.
10.30am Service of the Word with Act of Remembrance at St Mary the Virgin Church, Hesket in the Forest.
All Saints Church, Calthwaite. Evening Prayer with Act of Remembrance and reflection on 'The fallen of Calthwaite' by Mr Richard Preston.

10am Commemorative service for the parishes of Drigg, Eskdale, Irton, Muncaster and Waberthaite at St Paul’s Irton. Wreaths dedicated at this service will be taken back to the parishes to be laid on the local war memorials.

Kendal Parish Church
11 November
9.30am Parish Communion
10.15am Drumhead Service at Kendal War Memorial on Market Place
11am Two minutes silence
11.15am The Gathering
2pm Vintage Celebration Tea Party
6.15pm WW1 Memorial Civic Service including reading of the Roll of Honour, piper and tolling of the bells.
7.05pm The Town Crier will be joining others as part of the Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute, in making a 'cry for peace around the world' and the church bells will toll.

15 November
2.30pm Dementia friendly service with Lt Col Justin Tancrel, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment & John Capstick, Royal British Legion

9.30 Remembrance Day service St Bride, Kirkbride Kirkbride bell to be rung at 11 and 12.30
Poppy display on now till 1pm on 11th.
10.58 St Michael, Bowness
10.45 St John, Newton Arlosh

Kirkby Lonsdale
There But Not There – Rainbow Parish
The local Scouts Explorer Unit have been fortunate in receiving an award of ten of the silhouettes from this nationwide project for our community. (Further information about the project can be found at:
At present the plan is to distribute the silhouettes to schools and public spaces in and around Kirkby Lonsdale on Friday 2nd November for display from Saturday 3rd to Wednesday 10th November. The figures will then be installed in St Mary’s church on the evening of 7th Nov and on display until Saturday 10th.
On the evening of Saturday 10th the silhouettes will be collected and walked to the other churches of the Rainbow Parish in time for their Remembrance Day Services the following morning. (Lupton and Middleton will have theirs in place for the service the week before)
The Explorers will be making the journeys of varying lengths through the dark and no doubt muddy pathways to the various churches, a poignant journey considering at their ages 100 years ago their toil through mud would have been in a very different place. (The walks will be three different length walks, shortest to Mansergh approx. 1 hour , Hutton Roof approx. 1hr 30 , Barbon 1hr 30 mins Via Casterton 35 mins) .
The article also invites people to join these walkers.

10.15am - Remembrance Sunday service at St Andrew's.

St. Thomas' Church will be decorated from Sunday 4th November.
The church will be open on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 from 10 am - 5 pm. Refreshments will be available.
All donations from refreshments will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.

11 November
11am & 3pm Services will take place at St. Thomas.Remembrance Day Parade will assemble at Milnthorpe Square at 2.20pm ready to march at 2.30pm. There will be a short service at the War Memorial followed by a Service of Remembrance at St. Thomas' at 3pm.

11 November
From 12.30pm A newly installed set of bells at St Bridget's will be rung by a brand new set of bell ringers

10.50am Remembrance Sunday service

Following the Remembrance Service at Irton refreshments will be served in the Church Rooms in Ravenglass; both for those who have attended the service and also for anyone from the village who would like to mark the day but was unable to be at the service.

9 November
7.30pm The film, “Testament of Youth” screened in Mungrisdale Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm. Admission £4.

11 November
10.45 am A Service of Remembrance held in St.Kentigern’s Church led by Rev Richard Hall. Followed by a Commemorative Lunch, with readings and an exhibition, in the village hall at 1pm – to reserve tickets for this event, please ‘phone Sally Bohling on 017687 79602.

7 November
11am St Andrew’s Church - Dedication of Garden of Remembrance. Placing of crosses and poppy wreathes by local schools, town, district council and British Legion

11 November
Civic Service of Remembrance
10.40am Parade led by Penrith Town Band and Penrith Royal British Legion
10.50am Act of Remembrance, Last Post & Observance of national 2 Minutes Silence at 11 a.m. outside St Andrew's
11.05am Remembrance Day service in St Andrew’s Church
12.30pm St Andrew's Bell Ringers ring as part of National 'Ring out for Peace' project
5pm St Andrew's Bell Ringers ring as part of National 'Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute' project and Penrith's Beacon lighting and procession event

17 November
7.30pm St Andrew’s Church - Penrith Singers Concert featuring music by Elgar, Stamford and others particularly evocative for remembrance of WW1 & WW2
Entry by ticket on the door.

10.45am Holy Trinity Remembrance Sunday Service

In Silloth, the local organisations come together with the town council, RAFA club and armed forces for a Remembrance Service beginning at 10am and moving outside to the war memorial for the remembrance at 11am. In preparation for this years remembrance, folks from across the town have been making knitted poppies which have been sewn together and will be hung outside the church later this week.

9 November
6.30pm Selside school students are giving a Remembrance themed concert in Skelsmergh church. The exhibition opens at 5.30 in the Skelsmergh Community Hall opposite. The schoolchildren have been studying linked themes and the Art Mill at Mealbank visited the school for two sessions to create related artwork.

10 & 11 November
10am to 4pm Exhibition opens in Skelsmergh Community Hall with a continuous Powerpoint presentation running in the church and school displays.

11 November
10am Skelsmergh Church Service of Commemoration
10.30am Longsleddale Church Remembrance Service
6pm Selside Church Service for Commemoration and Thanksgiving

10.50am Remembrance Sunday service at St Marys, Stapleton

We are holding our Remembrance service at 10.15am at St. James, Staveley, we will process out to the War Memorial for the reading of the names and 2 minutes silence. The service will include the biographies of 2 soldiers from our community who's anniversaries fall around this week. They form part of the ongoing act of remembrance we have have held since 21/9/14 when er remembered Andrew Hill, the first soldier from here who died in the first world war. Our remembrance cross now holds 49 poppies and more will be added until December 2019 as we recall by name and story those who died. Please see for more details.
At 6.45pm there will a short vigil with Last Post outside the church.
We will hold an act of Remembrance with Staveley school at 10.15 on Monday 12th November.

10.50am Remembrance Sunday service at St Andrew's

Two Valleys
10 November
St. Mary’s Crosthwaite is having a film night, showing Testament of Youth on 10 November in Crosthwaite Memorial Hall followed by a discussion of the themes highlighted in the film and a short reflection on how these relate to faith.
2.30pm to 4pm An opportunity to reflect on both war and peace through the medium of poetry. All are invited to suggest poems old or new on this theme which they would like to read, or to have
read for them at All Saints’ Church Underbarrow.

11 November
6pm An evening of reflections, poetry, music, tributes and displays and the Last Post at St Catherine’s, Crook.

10.30am A special Remembrance Day morning worship service in the parish of Underbarrow with Helsington will be held at St. John’s, Helsington. The service will remember the men of Underbarrow and Helsington who fell in the Great War, but will also focus on Captain Richard Jones MC, who survived service in the Royal Flying Corps and subsequently served in the RAF, then as a sergeant commanding an anti-aircraft gun crew during the blitz in Liverpool in 1941. At the end of the service a wreath will be laid on Captain Jones’ Commonwealth War Graves Commission grave in Helsington churchyard.
7pm As part of the Nationwide Tribute to mark the end of the First World War a Beacon of Light will be lit at Lumley Fee next to St John’s Church Helsington.
7.05pm St John’s Church bell will ring out a Cry for Peace.

11.00am Waverton (the service starts with remembrance a the war memorial in the church grounds with representatives from the Royal British Legion)

9.00am Westnewton (remembrance will take place at some point in the service)

9 November
7pm Festival of Remembrance at Whitehaven United Reformed Church

10.30am Remembrance Sunday Service at St Mary's.

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