Remembrance Sunday events & a poem from Nikita Gill

People wishing to pay their respects are being reminded about events taking place across Bath and North East Somerset to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11 and Remembrance Sunday on November 13.

We will never forget the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for our rights and our freedoms. It’s important that on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday this year, as every year, we show our continuing gratitude to those who fought valiantly to serve others. It will be a time for us all to reflect and show our respect

Councillor Shaun Stephenson-McGall, Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council

Councillor McGall and Councillor Kevin Guy, council Leader, will both lay wreaths on the Poppies to Paddington train on November 11. The event is organised by the Veterans Charity and Great Western Railway and symbolises the long journey made by soldiers on their way to war. Councillor McGall will also lay a wreath at the Timsbury Remembrance Sunday Service on November 13.

Ceremonies and Services in Bath


Sunday 13th November:

Bath Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade – 11.00am: wreath laying at Royal Victoria Park War Memorial. 2.30pm: From the Guildhall, parade from Milsom St to Abbey Churchyard before a service at Bath Abbey at 3:00pm.


St Bartholomew’s Church – 11:00am: wreath laying ceremony.


Weston & Newbridge – 11:00am: wreath laying ceremony.


Ceremonies and Services in North East Somerset

Saturday 12th November:

Clandown – 12:00pm: Midsomer Norton and Radstock British Legion Dressing of the Graves


Paulton Cemetery – 11.00am: Dressing of the Graves


Radstock, St Nicholas Church – 11.00am: Midsomer Norton and Radstock British Legion Dressing of the Graves


Writhlington – 10:00am: Midsomer Norton and Radstock British Legion Dressing of the Graves


Sunday 13th November:

Keynsham Royal British Legion Parade – 9:30am: service at St John’s Church followed by a parade along the High St to Memorial Park for a two-minute silence and wreath laying.


Midsomer Norton – 10.40am: parade from West Clewes Recreation Ground. 11.00am, two-minute silence at the War Memorial followed by parade to St Johns’ Church for Remembrance Sunday Service.


Paulton – 2.35pm: Remembrance Parade in the centre. 2:45pm: Remembrance Sunday Service at War Memorial


Peasedown St John, St John’s Parish Church – 10.45am: Remembrance Sunday Service


Pensford War Memorial – 11.00am: Parade


Publow, All Saints Church – 9.30am: Holy Communion


Saltford War memorial – 10:00am – Saltford Scout and Guides Remembrance Service. Followed by a procession from Chelwood Rd to Broadway to Stratton Rd and to Norman Rd.


Shoscombe, St Julian’s Church – 11.15am: Remembrance Sunday Service


Timsbury, St Mary’s Church – 11:00am: Laying of wreaths followed by Remembrance Sunday Service


Wellow, St Julian’s Church – 10.45am: Remembrance Sunday Service

Simon was joined by Nikita Gill who is a British-Indian poet, playwright, writer and illustrator living in the south of England. Nikita read her new poem ‘Who You Are’ which you can listen to below, inspired by real-life stories found in wartime records held on Ancestry.co.uk.

Nikita Gill reads ‘Who You Are’


Avon and Somerset Police will be conducting a police operation on Remembrance Sunday, with officers out on the streets of Bath and engaging with the public. While there is no known risk to public safety, as with any major event, police are asking people to be vigilant and if something doesn’t feel right, speak to officers either in person or call 999.

Bath & North East Somerset Council have provided the above information which is subject to change.