Sefton will once again fall silent to remember those who died in conflict, with a number of Remembrance Day services taking place across the borough on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2023.
The 2023 Remembrance Day events, held on Sunday November 12, will see the Mayor of Sefton, Councilors and other Sefton Council representatives join veterans, Armed Forces personnel, community leaders and members of the community in paying their respects.
Beautiful Poppies on Lifeboat Road in Formby, Sefton
Residents are fully encouraged to attend any of the eleven services which will be held around the borough on Sunday 12th November from 10:30am onwards, however all attendees are asked to be respectful of others during the service.
Armistice Day - Saturday 11th November 2023.
Formby - 10:50am at Formby War Memorial and then at 11:45am at Our Lady`s: Polish War Graves, Formby. A bigger Remembrance Sunday Parade and service will take place the following day.
Southport - There will be a short service taking place at Southport Cenotaph on Lord Street at 11am on Remembrance Day (Saturday 11th November 2023) with a bigger Remembrance Sunday parade and service the following day.
Services on Sunday 12th November 2023. Aintree: Sefton Parish Church, Sefton Village, L29 (10.30am)
Ainsdale: Village Green War Memorial (10:30am)
Bootle: King’s Garden’s War Memorial, Stanley Road (10.25am)
Crosby: Alexandra Park War Memorial Garden, Coronation Road (10:45am)
Formby: A Parade will march from the Gild Hall at 2:35pm arriving at the Holy Trinity Church on Rosemary Lane at 2:50pm for a service at 3pm. After the service, the parade will then march from Holy Trinity Church, through the village, pass the war memorial and then continue through to the Gild Hall.
Hightown: St Stephen’s Road War Memorial (10:35am)
Ince Blundell: Lady Green Lane War Memorial (12:05pm)
Litherland: Sefton Road War Memorial (10:30am)
Maghull: St Andrew’s Church, Damfield Lane (9.50am)
Waterloo: Five Lamps War Memorial, Gt George’s Road (10:30am)
Southport: Lord Street War Memorial (10:25am).
The entire parade will form up on Wesley Street. Anyone wishing to march should make their way to Wesley Street from 9.30am.
At 10.30am, the parade will leave Wesley Street, Southport. It will then march up Tulketh Street, and onto Chapel Street. At 10.45am at the junction between Chapel Street and London Street, the parade will pick up anyone wishing to march a shorter distance to the memorial. At 10.50am the parade will form up around The Memorial for the start of the Remembrance Service.
Members of the public, not marching, should aim to be in place before 10.30am.
The Mayor of Sefton will attend a morning service at the Southport Cenotaph on Lord Street from 10.30am.
Other services are to be held in #Aintree, #Ainsdale, #Crosby, #Hightown, #InceBlundell, #Litherland, #Maghull, #Bootle and #Waterloo. As with previous years members of the public are asked to arrive at a service in plenty of time. This is due to the high volume of residents expected to turn out to pay their respects.
The Mayor of Sefton said: “Every year thousands of people from all walks of life join together publicly to pay our respects to our heroes.”
“Remembrance Day Services are a time when we reflect and give thanks to all those brave souls past and present who have given their lives for our freedoms, while honouring serving members of the Armed Forces in recognition of their continued selflessness.”
“It is vitally important that we pay our respects and many of my colleagues and representatives of Sefton will be attending other services around the borough throughout the day.”
(Please note, times have been given to us by Sefton Council, we can’t be responsible for wrong information.)