ANZAC Day services outside London

Anzac Day services held outside of London

Please note: this page will be updated as we receive details from each organisation and parish involved. Please check back later if your local service is not yet mentioned.

Sunday 25 April

Services in England

Alrewas: The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

The Arboretum’s annual Anzac Day Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, 25th April in the Millennium Chapel, commencing at 2.00 pm, followed by laying of wreaths at the Gallipoli Memorial. Note that seating is limited to 120 in the Chapel.

For further information, please contact the Arboretum, Tel: 02183 792 333

Brockenhurst: New Zealand War Memorial, St Nicholas’ Churchyard

The annual Anzac service will be held at the New Zealand Memorial in St Nicholas' Churchyard at 3pm. Those attending the service are asked to assemble facing the Memorial at 2:30 pm. 

For more information please contact: Tony Foulger MBE, Chairman, Royal British Legion, Brockenhurst Branch, Email:

Cannock ChaseThe Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, Cannock, Staffordshire

The Anzac Day Commemoration Service, which takes place at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, will be held this year on Sunday 25 April at 10.30am. There will be a short service, Last Post & Reveille followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony. Guests are asked to arrive by 10.15 am, and should be aware that parking is very limited.

For more information contact: Mr M Morris, The Royal British Legion, South Staffordshire County, Tel: 01902 716332

Leighterton: Leighterton, Gloucestershire

Organised by the Gloucestershire Group of the Royal British Legion, the Leighterton Anzac Day Parade forms up at the school at 2.30 pm for inspection and then marches to the Cemetery for a short service at 3.00 pm, in remembrance of the young air cadets who died at Leighterton and who are buried there. The village is situated just off the A46 approximately 10 miles south of Stroud.

For more information please contact Angela Darnley, County Secretary, RBL Gloucestershire Tel: 01452 330420 or Email:

Morecambe, Lancs: Torrisholme Cemetery

Organised by the Lancashire Group of the Royal British Legion for the first time in 2008, a small service is held at the graveside of Staff Sergeant Wilson, RNZAF. The Service will be held at the Torrisholme Cemetery in Morecambe, Lancs, on Saturday, 25 April, at 10.30am, and will be conducted by Rev D Tickner, Branch Chaplain, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony, the Last Post and a 2 minutes silence. 

For further information, please contact Mr Leslie Croombs, Tel: 07966240954.

Oxford: University College Chapel, Oxford

The Oxford University Australian & New Zealand Society Anzac service is to be held this year at New College Chapel, Oxford at 6.00pm. The service is open to all, and will be followed by a brief drinks reception.

For further details please contact

Suffolk (alternate years with Norfolk): Woodbridge
The Britain Australia Society, Suffolk Branch is organising this year's ANZAC Day Service. The service will be at St Peter & St Mary’s Church, Stowmarket, on Sunday 25 April, starting at 3.00 pm. Those attending are asked to be seated in good time.

For more information please contact Diana Whayman, Email: 

Uxbridge: Anzac Day Service, St Mary the Virgin, Harefield

The Vicar and the Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Harefield Anzac Day Service is to be held at 3.00pm. The service is open to all and is followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the Anzac Cemetery and concludes with refreshments.

For further details please contact the Administrator of the Vicarage, Tel: 01895 825960

Walton-On-Thames: St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames

Since 1920 a service has been held at Walton-on-Thames on the Sunday nearest to Anzac Day. This year's Anzac Parade and Church Service will be held on Anzac Day itself in St Mary's Church, Church Street, Walton-on Thames, Surrey at 6.15 pm. 

After the Church service, wreaths will be laid around the Memorial in the adjacent churchyard. At the end of the wreath laying service, light refreshments will be served in St Mary's Church hall.

For more information: Alan Curran, Branch Secretary, Walton & Weybridge, Royal British Legion, Tel: 01932 242 691 or visit the website:

Weymouth: Anzac Memorial, The Esplanade (opp the Russell Hotel)

In June 2005, an Anzac Memorial was unveiled on Weymouth Seafront to commemorate the thousands of New Zealand and Australian volunteer servicemen who passed through Camps and Hospitals in Dorset during the Great War (1914 – 1918) between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe.

This year there will be a short Service of Remembrance, including a Wreath Laying ceremony, on 25th April with the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland in attendance. The service will begin at approximately 10.45 am. The memorial is located opposite the Russell Hotel, which was used as a hospital by the Anzac servicemen during the First World War.

For further information, please contact Kevin Good, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Tel: 01305 838513;

Services in Ireland

Dublin: Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue

The Australian Embassy, Dublin, will hold an Anzac Dawn Service at 6.30am on Saturday, 25 April, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7. The cemetery is situated on Blackhorse Avenue, off Navan Road, Dublin 7, facing the Phoenix Park and the McKee Barracks.   The service will last approximately 40 minutes. All are welcome and there is no requirement to notify the Embassy of attendance in advance. There will be no parking on site but on-road and off-road parking is available within walking distance of the Cemetery.

For further information, please contact the Embassy, Tel: 00353 1 6645300.

Kilkenny: Community Hall in Castlecomer, Co. 

ANZAC commemorations will be held in Kilkenny on Saturday 24 April at 3pm. Contact Andrew Korff on 086 1044308 for more details. 

Antrim: Ballance House

Ballance House in Antrim will be the location for a Commemoration Service to remember New Zealand soldiers who fell at the Battle of Gallipoli in WW1 from 11.30am to 3.30pm. 

Services in Scotland

Arbroath: Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland
It is over 10 years since the first annual ANZAC Day ceremony in Arbroath. Guests are requested to arrive by 11.15am, and the service will commence at 11.30am at Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland. Wreaths are laid at the graves of New Zealand Airmen and the Last Post is played.

All are invited to the Royal British Legion HQ Clubrooms for refreshment after the Service. More information is available through the New Zealand Society Scotland.

Edinburgh: Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

The Anzac and Gallipoli Day service will be held in the Shrine of The Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle at noon, Sunday 25th April.

The Memorial is situated at the very top of Edinburgh Castle. The short service will be followed by the laying of wreaths. Pipers assist with the wreaths and the playing of The Last Post.

The general public, members of the Royal British Legion Scotland and visitors from Australia and New Zealand are more than welcome to attend the Service. Those taking part are requested to assemble at the War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle at 11:50 am. Please advise the Castle staff on arrival that you are attending the service and you will not have to pay the entry fee into the Castle.

For more information please contact: The Royal British Legion of Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR, Tel 0131 557 2782.


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