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Anzac Day services outside of London
Services held outside London
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This page will be updated as we receive details from each organisation involved. The services are listed in date order. The London services are listed on a separate page here.
Information for those travelling to the Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey can be found at www.safetravel.govt.nz
SUNDAY 21 APRIL 2013
Soldiers’ Corner, Warrington Cemetery
The Anzac Day Service is to be held at 4.15pm at Soldiers’ Corner, Warrington Cemetery, Manchester Road on Sunday 21 April 2013.
The Service is run by representatives from the Borough Council. For further details please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Julie Pickering, Tel: 01925 442143. E-mail: JPickering@warrington.gov.uk
Chevington Cemetery, near Amble
The Newcastle Branch of the RAF Association arranges an Anzac Service each year on a Sunday close to 25 April. The service includes a parade and wreath laying and is held at the gravesides of the 7 New Zealand and 3 Australian airmen who were casualties of WWII. This year the service will be held on Sunday 21 April 2013, and will commence at 2 p.m.
Chevington Cemetery is approximately one hour north of Newcastle by car - directions can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website here.
For further information and directions, contact Sydney Graham, Chairman, Newcastle on Tyne Branch, RAF Association, Tel: 01670 731196
THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2013
The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire
The Arboretum’s annual Anzac Day Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday 25 April 2013 in the Millennium Chapel, please arrive at 10.45am, for a 11.00am start. The Service will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the Gallipoli Memorial. Note that seating in the Chapel is limited.
The Arboretum is located in Croxall Road, Alrewas Staffordshire. DE13 7AR. For further information, please contact the Arboretum tel: 01922 406 604 or or see the NMA website: www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org
St. Botolph's Church ("The Stump"), Boston, Lincolnshire
The RBL Boston & District Branch will be holding a Service to commemorate Anzac Day in St. Botolph's Church (‘Boston Stump’) on Thursday 25 April 2013 at 10.50am alongside the memorials to Sir Joseph Banks, George Bass and Matthew Flinders who took part in Captain Cook’s voyages to Australia. An Australian flag, to replace one donated by the RAAF in 1947, will be dedicated during the service. For further information contact Stephen Morrison. E-mail: Rblboston@aol.com
CODFORD ST. MARY
Anzac Cemetery, Codford St Mary New Churchyard
A Dawn Service, organised by the Codford Parish Council, will be held at the Anzac Cemetery, Codford St Mary New Churchyard, Church Lane, Codford, Wiltshire at 6.30am on Thursday 25 April 2013. The cemetery is approximately 30 minutes north west of Salisbury by car.
The Service includes a Roll of Honour for the 98 men from WWI in the Cemetery, 66 of whom are New Zealand servicemen.
After the service there is a Gunfire Breakfast held in the Village Hall in the High Street (this is at a cost of approx. £6 for a full English Breakfast).
The Parish has created a 24 page booklet, ‘ The Men of St Mary’s and the Anzac War Graves’, with short biographies of all the men in the Anzac Cemetery, soldiers buried in St Mary’s Churchyard and those remembered on the WWI Memorial in the church. This brochure will be available for £2 in the church & at the breakfast.
For further information contact Mrs Rosemary Wyeth, Codford Parish Council. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue
The Australian Embassy, Dublin, will hold an Anzac Dawn Service at 6.30am on Thursday 25 April 2013, 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.
Please note: as this is an outdoor event you may wish to bring an umbrella in the event of wet weather.
St Anne’s Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2
A Remembrance Service of Peace and Reconciliation, will take place on Thursday 25 April 2013, at 7.30pm (guests to be seated by 7.15pm) in St Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2. To help with planning, if you are interested in attending, you are requested to contact the NZ Ireland Association, email: email@example.com or Chris Kinder. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.newzealand.ie/
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 12.00 noon, on Thursday 25 April 2013.
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 (RBLS) and visitors from Australia and New Zealand are more than welcome to attend the Service. Due to space constraints, a complimentary ticket is required, and numbers are limited. Tickets will be available on a ‘first come/first served’ basis from RBLS staff positioned on the Castle Esplanade (near the box office) from approximately 9.30am on 25 April. Please note that this ticket is issued as a courtesy to attend the Anzac Service and does not allow free entry to the remainder of the Castle Grounds.
Those taking part are requested to assemble at the War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle by 11:45 am.
For more information please contact: The Royal British Legion of Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR, E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 0131 550 1562
St-Martha-on-the-Hill, Halfpenny Lane, Chilworth, Guildford
A simple service is held in the churchyard where Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg VC, GCMG, KCB, KBE, DSO is buried, at 4.00pm on Thursday 25 April 2013.
As the church is at the top of a hill, it is recommended that guests arrive at approximately 3.30pm. The church is accessible on foot via a moderate 10 minute walk on an unpaved track. The organisers have normally been able to arrange limited transport for those unable to walk, and it is helpful if people who may be needing assistance could contact the church staff in advance if this is required. Contact details are: Mr Reg Miles, 32 Ryle Road, Farnham, GU9 8RW (Tel: 01252 728172)
Merton College Chapel, Oxford University
A service to commemorate Anzac Day, hosted by the Oxford University Australia and New Zealand Society, will be held in Merton College Chapel at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start on Thursday 25 April 2013. For further information about the venue for the service contact Eli Ball
Anzac Memorial, The Esplanade (opposite 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 Thursday 25 April 2013, with the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland in attendance. The service will begin at approximately 10.50 am and finish by 11.10 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:
Ms Charlie Shepherd, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01305 838 000
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 on Thursday 25 April 2013. The service is open to all and is followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the Anzac Cemetery and concludes with refreshments.
SATURDAY 27 APRIL
Church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge
The Cambridge Branch of the Britain-Australia Society holds a service to commemorate the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. This year's service will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday 27 April 2013 in the Church of St Andrew the Great, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. Guests are requested to arrive from 2.30 pm.
For further information contact Dr Stephen Grounds, Cambridgeshire Branch, Britain-Australia Society. E-mail: email@example.com
The Church of St Andrew the Great is in the centre of Cambridge immediately opposite the entrance of Christ's College. For those attending the service by car it is most conveniently placed, being very near the Lion Yard Car Park.
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 Flight Sergeant Wilson, RNZAF. The Service will be held at the Torrisholme Cemetery in Morecambe, Lancs, LA3 3LN, on Saturday 27 April 2013, at 12.00 noon, and will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony, the Last Post and a 2 minutes silence.
SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2013
Balance House, Glenavy
The Ulster New Zealand Trust will hold a short service of commemoration at Ballance House, 118a Lisburn Road, Glenavy BT29 4NY at 2.30pm on Sunday 28 April 2012. Those planning to attend are asked (for catering purposes) to notify David Twigg. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland
It is now over 10 years since the first annual Anzac Day ceremony in Arbroath. The ceremony is arranged by the New Zealand Society (Scotland) with the co-operation of the Royal British Legion (Arbroath). Guests are requested to arrive by 11.15am on Sunday 28 April 2013. 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.
NZ War Memorial, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Brockenhurst
The Anzac Memorial Parade and Service will be held at St Nicholas’ Church at 2.45pm for 3.00pm on Sunday 28 April 2013, followed by wreath laying in the churchyard, where children will place flowers at the graves of the 94 Australian and New Zealand servicemen buried there.
Further information can be obtained from Mr A F G Foulger MBE, (RBL Brockenhurst Branch) 'Elmina', Woodlands Road, Brockenhurst, Hants SO42 7SF. E-mail: email@example.com
The 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 28 April 2013. The Parade forms up at 10.30am for the short march to the cemetery where there is then 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 further information contact Mr Henry Williams, County Secretary, RBL South Staffordshire. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [Tel: 01902.716332].Directions to the Cemetery are available on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: www.cwgc.org
Holy Trinity Church, London (SE9)
Every year since 1921 an Act of Remembrance and wreath laying has been held at the Gallipoli Chapel during the Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church. This year the service will be held on Sunday 28 April during the 10.00 a.m. Mass.
In 1915, the then Vicar of Holy Trinity, Revd Henry Hall, was Chaplain to the British Army’s 29th Division which landed on Gallipoli. On his return to London, he was responsible for transforming the Gallipoli Memorial Chapel, which was dedicated to the memory of those who did not return.
The Church is located at 59 Southend Crescent, London SE9 2SD.
For further information contact the Church Office - Tel: 020 8859 6274.
Organised by the Gloucestershire Group of the Royal British Legion, the Leighterton Anzac Day Parade will be held on Sunday 28 April 2013. The 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. It is a fine example of the Cotswold village and is within easy distance of many local attractions.
For further information contact Catherine Fidler, RBL Gloucestershire County Secretary, Eastgate House, Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1PX. E-mail: email@example.com Telephone:. 01452.330420
Wymondham Abbey, near Norwich
The Norfolk and Suffolk Branches of the Britain-Australia Society hold a joint service to commemorate Anzac Day. This year the Norfolk Branch will host the service which will be held at Wymondham Abbey, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH at 2.45pm for 3.00pm on Sunday 28 April 2013. Those attending are asked to be seated in good time. For further information contact Jane Colman. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Paul’s Church, Hatfield Rd, St Albans
The St Albans annual Anzac Day Service will be held this year on Sunday 28 April 2013 at the Cemetery in Hatfield Road, St Albans. The Parade meets at the cemetery gates in Hatfield Road at 2.45 pm, and marches down to the War Memorial for a short service followed by the laying of wreaths. Light refreshments are offered at St Paul’s Church afterwards.
For more information please contact the Church Administrator, Tel: 01727 846 281 or email: email@example.com
St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames
Since 1920 a service has been held at Walton-on-Thames to remember the 27,000 soldiers from New Zealand who were treated at the Mount Felix Hospital during the First World War. This years Anzac Parade and Church Service will be held on Sunday 28 April 2013 at St Mary's Church, Church Street, Walton-on Thames, Surrey, please arrive by 6.15 pm.
At this year’s service, the Anzac Plaque, which has been moved to a new site within the church, will be re-dedicated by the Bishop of Guildford.
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: http://www.waltonparish.org.uk/
Other Services in the UK and Ireland
To check if there is an Anzac Day or Gallipoli Commemoration Service near you, please contact your nearest branch of the Royal British Legion or the Gallipoli Association website.