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Remembrance Sunday services in North Devon 2012

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

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There are a number of Remembrance services taking place across North Devon on Sunday, November 11.

In our guide below, find a complete listing of all the services with all the details you need.

If a service is missing from our guide, leave a comment below, call 01271 347432 or email emma.glanfield@northcliffedigital.co.uk.


A service will be held at the War Memorial in Rock Park from 10.50am.

The Mayor and town councillors will be joined by the Royal British Legion and uniformed organistations of the town.

Following the service, will be a parade to Barnstaple Parish Church where a full service will be held.

The Guildhall will be open from 9.45am until 12.30pm for those who wish to see the names of the fallen in World War II, and those from HMS Stevenstone, and pay their respects.

The Children’s Remembrance Service will take place at the Rock Park War Memorial on Friday 9th November at 10.45am.


Victoria Park will be the focus with the traditional Act of Remembrance at 10.50am. A parade to St Mary’s Parish Church will follow.


A service and laying of the wreaths will be held at St Brannocks Parish Church. Those taking part in the Remembrance Parade will congregate in Caen Street car park at 10.20am before making their way to the church for an 11am service. Following the service, the salute will be taken at the Memorial Gardens.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at The Parish Church of Heanton Punchardon at 10.45am.

Combe Martin:

The Remembrance Parade will gather at the village coach park at 9.30am, before setting off for a service at St Peter Ad Vincula Parish Church at 9.55am. Following the service, a two minute silence and laying of wreaths ceremony will be held at the War Memorial.


A short Service of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial, in the grounds of Holy Trinity Parish Church, just before 11am. This is followed by a special Service of Remembrance at the Parish Church on Church Hill. There will also be the usual 9.45am Sung Eucharist.

The Presiding officer for the service is Captain David Crosbie, son of John Crosbie, who is assistant Church Warden at Holy Trinity.

He was born and educated in Ilfracombe and is currently serving at the Training Wing in Warminster, Wiltshire.

The British Legion and other local organisations will march past at approximately midday. Roads will be closed for a short period for this to take place.

In the evening, there will be a special singing of well-known songs from the wars at the George and Dragon Public House in Fore Street from 8pm.


The laying of wreaths will take place outside Lynton Town Hall at 10.45am. People will then move down to Lynmouth for a full service at the church.


A Remembrance Day Parade will form in Lidl car park before heading towards the War Memorial at the cemetery at 10,30am.

All welcome.

South Molton:

There will be a church parade on Sunday, leaving the Town Hall in South Molton at around 10.30am.

This will be followed by a church service in the Parish Church at 11am. Wreaths will be laid in church before being moved at a later date to the War Memorial in the Cemetery.

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