Remembrance Sunday Archive

The solemnity of the Remembrance Day service reminds one and all of the supreme sacrifice and valour displayed by the men and women of the Armed Forces, who laid down their lives for the honour and glory of our great nation. The attendance of the Pioneer Corps Band during the entire 8.30 a.m. service and ceremony at the Cenotaph makes it all the more special. At the beginning of the service, wreaths are carried to the Altar by representatives of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Members of our Church who are or were in the Armed Forces participate in the readings and taking of the offertory. After the service, the wreaths are taken from the altar in procession to the Cenotaph where the Presbyters, the Choir, the entire congregation and the Pioneer Band assemble. At the solemn ceremony, after short prayers and hymns, the wreaths replaced at the Cenotaph, and the Last Post is sounded by the Bugler. After a two minutes silence in memory of the valiant personnel who had died in action. The Rouse is sounded, and accompanied by the Pipers, the hymn “Abide with me” is sung.

The ceremony ends with the National Anthem.