Services in memory of fallen war heroes

Special ceremonies will take place across north Northumberland on Remembrance Sunday.

People in the county will gather at their local war memorial to commemorate the millions who have died in war.

Here are details of some of the services or events taking place.


There is a service of Remembrance at 10.30am at St John the Devine’s Church followed at 12.15pm by the laying of a wreath at the Guyzance Weir Memorial.


This annual service will be led by Rev Ian MacKarill who will also this year take the service at the war memorial at 11am. Following the church service, coffee and biscuits will be served in the rear of the church before members of the congregation move to the war memorial. Anyone planning to attend only the 11am service will be welcome to a coffee at 10.15am.


The Rothbury Highland Pipe Band will be outside of the Queen’s Head Hotel at 2pm. They will then march down to St Michael’s church with the scouts and guides alongside them and the church service will begin at 2.30pm. The congregation, including council members, scouts and guides and representatives of the forces will march from the church to the war memorial at 3pm, where the wreath laying will take place. The blessings will take place afterwards and then the march down to behind the Queen’s Head Hotel will bring proceedings to an end.


Remembrance service at St Michael’s church at 10.15am.


A Remembrance service will be held in Amble Town Square. All participating organisations are asked to gather at 10.45am and make their presence known to officials. The two minutes silence at 11am will be marked at the beginning and end by a Flash Maroon Rocket. The participants of the Remembrance service will parade from the Town Square under the leadership of Amble Cadet Force up Queen Street to St Cuthbert’s Church on Church Street where a church service will be held.


A service at St Mary’s Parish Church will begin at 9am. Then there is a service at 11am where people who want to attend are asked to gather at the war memorial for 10.45am in preparation for the service. The wreath will be laid by Deputy Lieutenant Lord Joicey.


The local Army Cadets will parade from Druridge Bay Community Centre (Hadston) to a service at Chevington War Memorial beginning at 10.45am and concluding with laying of wreaths and two minutes’ silence. A service at Chevington Cemetery War Graves will be held at approximately 1.30pm.


There is a Remembrance service at the URC Hall at 10am then at 10.50am it moves on towards the war memorial where another service is be held at 11am.


A service of Remembrance at 3pm at Longframlington Memorial Hall.

Newton on the Moor:

A service of Remembrance at noon at the Jubilee Hall.


Remembrance service at All Saints’ church at 10.15am and 2.30pm. The morning service at All Saints is a Requiem Eucharist ‘for the fallen’ which will finish just before 11am outside the war memorial.


A service of Remembrance at the war memorial at 2.15pm.


Service of Remembrance at 9am at St Lawrence’s Church followed by the laying of a wreath at the War Memorial at Dial Place.


Ecumenical service at St Mary’s Church at 2.30pm, followed by an act of Remembrance at the war memorial.