Thorne & Moorends Remembrance Sunday service and parade will take place on Sunday 11 November at Thorne Memorial Park, South Parade, Thorne; and St Nicholas Parish Church, Stonegate, Thorne.
This year’s service and parade carries extra poignancy as 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One.
The Remembrance Sunday parade will start to assemble at 10.30am in Thorne Memorial Park. A short service led by the Rev David Green (10.45am) will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11.00am. Following wreath laying, at 11.35am the parade will march to St Nicholas’ Church, on Stonegate, where the Remembrance Service will take place at 12.00 noon.
St Nicholas’ Parish Church will also be a focal point for the community of Thorne to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. Community and school displays will be exhibited at the church over the Remembrance weekend. St Nicholas’ will be open for members of the public to view audio-visual, multi-media and light displays. Viewing dates and times are as follows:
Friday 9 November: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 10 November: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 11 November: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Areas will also be set aside in the church for quiet reflection and remembrance.
Thorne Moorends Town Council, working in partnership with the Thorne Branch of the Royal British Legion, will be hosting a centenary event at 7.00pm on Saturday 17 November at the Northgate Community Centre in Moorends with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion (Thorne Times, November, page 7). Contact Susan Durant on 07816 180214 for more information.