Thousands are expected to take part in acts of remembrance on Sunday, with more events planned for Wednesday, November 11.

This year’s Remembrance Day services will have special significance as it is 70 years since Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces officially ending the Second World War in the Pacific.

Here is a list of services taking place near you:


  • Remembrance Sunday parade from The Moon in the Square in Exeter Road through the town centre and Central Gardens ahead of the traditional Remembrance Sunday service held around the memorial at 10.57am.
  • Halifax Memorial, on the corner of Meadow Court Close, (opposite The Hollies Pub) on Wednesday, November 11, from 10.50am.
  • Remembrance Service at All Saints' Church in Southbourne at 9.30am on Sunday.


  • Wreath-laying service at Purewell Cross War Memorial at 9.15am on Remembrance Sunday
  • At 10am Christchurch councillors and officers will join the Royal British Legion Parade outside the Old Town Hall in the High Street before parading along High Street and Church Street to the Priory Church.
  • There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance at 10.15am followed, at 10.50am, by a service in the Priory Church.
  • At 2.50pm in the afternoon, the vicar of St Mark’s Church in Highcliffe will lead the choir and the civic party from the church hall in Hinton Wood Avenue to the war memorial at the church where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 3pm.
  • This will be followed by a memorial service in the church at 3.10pm.
  • Another service is taking place at 9.30am at St Luke’s Church in Burton.


  • Remembrance Sunday service at Poole Park from 10.50am.
  • Then on Wednesday, November 11 members of the Royal British Legion will be gathering outside the Civic Centre from at 10.30am ahead of the national minutes silence at 11am.

East Dorset

  • The Ferndown branch of the Royal British Legion will be gathering at West Parley Memorial Hall for a service at 10.50am on Saturday, November 7.
  • West Moors parade from 10.30am on Sunday, November 8 which travels along Station Road to the war memorial.
  • Also on Sunday the Ferndown parade from King George's playing field to St Mary’s Church. The parade will leave from the playing fields at 2.30pm and arrive at the church at 2.50pm ahead of a service at 3pm.
  • Wimborne Royal British Legion Remembrance Day service will be held in the Minster Church at 3pm on Sunday, November 8.