This year the Cranleigh and District Branch of The Royal British Legion are planning for Remembrance Sunday in the way it was conducted before the Coronavirus pandemic. Last year, because of Government guidelines we were only able to conduct a small service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, with very little public involvement.
At 9.45 a.m. there will be a church service in St. Nicolas Church, Cranleigh, which is a service just for Remembrance, and not part of the normal Sunday Communion service which will take place afterwards. This special church service will finish at 10.30 a.m.
There will then be a parade through Cranleigh High Street which will set off from outside of the church at 10.40 a.m. and proceed to Cranleigh War Memorial. At this point the High Street will be closed to traffic until the end of the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial. This will be marshalled by the Cranleigh Lions.
This year the parade will be led by some 175 cadets and a piper from Cranleigh School who were officially affiliated into the Cranleigh and District Branch of the RBL on the 13th October, 2021.
Before the start of the service at the War Memorial, the Cranleigh Lions will once again read out all of the names of the fallen that are on the War Memorial. The service of Remembrance will commence at 10.55 a.m. and will be led by Canon Roy Woodhams from St. Nicolas Church.
The band from Cranleigh School and a bugler/trumpeter will be in attendance to play the music for the hymns and music during the laying of the wreaths, which will be conducted in the same way as pre-pandemic.
After the service at the War Memorial, the parade will then move on to the Cranleigh Village Sports and Social Club. At the club the John Sandford Band will be playing and there will be a raffle in aid of the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome back to the Club.
If anybody would like any further information please email: Trevor Cobby, Chairman, Cranleigh and District RBL [email protected]ail.com