Remembrance Sunday in Coventry 2022 – Coventry City Council
The annual Remembrance Day Service and Parade will be taking place at the War Memorial Park on Sunday 13 November.
The service will honour and pay respect to those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.
The parade begins at Spencer Park and makes its way to the War Memorial Park, through the ceremonial gates, to the Cenotaph where a service will be led by The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, the Lord Bishop of Coventry.
As in previous years, members of the public are invited to attend the service and join civic guests to mark this important date in the city’s events diary.
The event features a parade, hymns, readings, a two-minute silence and prayers, followed by the laying of wreaths by representatives of the Armed Forces, emergency services, civic representatives, and many other groups in memory of the fallen.
The Exhortation, famous words associated with Remembrance events, and the reading of Kohima, will both be recited on the day by ex-serviceman Mr Ralph Wooldridge TD, who lives in the city.
Included on the day will be a reading delivered by Pastor Eniiwaju Etomi, the Senior Pastor at Holy Ghost Zone Parish in Hillfields, and prayers will be led by The Reverend Tony Janew Deacon, Christ the King, based in Coundon.
The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Kevin Maton, who will take the salute said, “The city’s annual Remembrance Day Service and Parade helps us remember, honour, and pay our respects to all those who have lost their lives due to wars or armed conflict.”
“This service is always very important to the city and acts as a timely reminder for everyone as to why we continue to promote peace and reconciliation around the world.
“As the numbers of people attending each year illustrates, we know how much the service in the War Memorial Park means to our residents and I’m sure this year’s’ service will be as well-attended as ever and we come together to mark the day.”
The service will take place at 10.45am and guests and the public should assemble at The Cenotaph, near to the park’s Leamington Road entrance, from 10.30am.
Also, very important in Coventry’s Civic Remembrance Day calendar is the annual Communal Grave Service at London Road Cemetery which takes place at 3pm. This service, which takes place at the Memorial built to honour their memory, is open to members of the public to attend and remembers the civilians and volunteers who died during the Coventry Blitz in 1940.
For all Coventry’s Remembrance events www.coventry.gov.uk/remembrance