Remembrance parades and services will be taking place across our area on Sunday, November 12, as the nation honours those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

St Albans

A moving Remembrance Day parade and service is to take place in St Albans on Sunday, with the Mayor of St Albans City and District Councillor Anthony Rowlands set to lead the annual event joined by leaders of the major faiths.

The mayor will lead a parade through the city centre at 10.30am with representatives of the Royal British Legion, air, sea and army cadets, the Guiding and Scout movements, the police and other uniformed services.

Mayor Rowlands will be accompanied by his Macebearer and both will wear their official robes.

The procession will walk to the War Memorial near St Peter’s Church for the start of the service at 10.50am.

Faith groups will be represented by Revd Mark Dearnley of St Peter’s Church, who will conduct the service. A bugler will play the last post which will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11am.

Rabbi Daniel Sturgess of St Albans United Synagogue will read from the Hebrew Scriptures.

Mr Akhtar Zaman, President of the St Albans Islamic Centre, will read from the Holy Quran and Rev Michael O’Boy of St Alban and St Stephen Catholic Church will read from the Christian New Testament.

During the service, there will be prayers and the St Albans City Band will provide the music for hymns.


Harpenden's Remembrance service and parade has been organised by Harpenden Town Council. 

The parade will form up in Rothamsted Park in Leyton Road from 10.15am, before moving off at 10.35am to parade to the War Memorial, Church Green, for a Service of Remembrance at 10.50am.

Everyone is welcome to come and pay their respects to the members of Britain’s armed forces who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.