COMMUNITIES will come together this weekend to remember and honour those who have given their lives in conflicts.

Services and parades are being held throughout the county this Remembrance Sunday – here is a round-up of some of the main events happening locally.

A Remembrance Sunday Service and two minute silence will take place on Weymouth seafront from 10.55am at the war memorial opposite Hotel Prince Regent.

Mayor of Weymouth Graham Winter and representatives from veteran associations, cadets and youth organisations will lay wreaths.

Cllr Winter - who will lay a wreath on behalf of residents - said: “It is our solemn duty to remember those who were killed and injured in conflicts many years ago and those in more recent times.”

After the wreaths are laid, the parade will march along the Esplanade to the American war memorial, where a short service will take place to remember those who left the shores of Weymouth and Portland for D Day, and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the S/S Leopoldville which was carrying 802 American soldiers.

Cllr Winter will also be attending the Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday November at 6.30pm, and the Royal British Legion Private Mourners Remembrance Service at the war memorial on Weymouth Esplanade on Monday, November 11 at 10.55am.

Dorchester’s Remembrance Procession will gather at 10.15am, North Square before marching to the war memorial at the junction of South Walks Road and South Street. The Durnovaria Silver Band will play music at 10.30am and a wreath laying service led by the Rev Claire McClelland will take place at around 10.55am. The parade will then march down Trinity Street. There will also be an Act of Remembrance at the German War Memorial at 12.30pm.

On Portland there will be a march starting from 10.20am at the Drill Hall, Easton Lane, to the war memorial near the Heights Hotel. There, a Service of Remembrance will take place at 10.50am. There will also be a Service of Remembrance at the American War Memorial in Victoria Gardens, 12.30pm.

In Broadmayne, a Remembrance Service will take place from around 10.50am on Main Street between Rectory Road and Chalky Road.

In Portesham there will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10am at the War Memorial.

Here are services being held at churches on Remembrance Sunday, November 10.


All Saints Church – 9.30am. There will also be a procession from the church to the Wyke war memorial at 11am. Afterwards all are welcome back into All Saints Church for refreshments.

St Aldhelm’s Church, Spa Road - 10.30am

St Edmund’s Church, Lanehouse - 11am

St Ann’s Church, Radipole - 10.30am

St Mary’s Church, St Mary Street - 10.30am

St John’s Church, Greenhill - 10.30am

Emmanuel, Southill- 9am

St Andrew’s Church, Preston - 11am

St Joseph’s Church - 8am and 10am

St Paul's Church - 9.30am and 11am

Chickerell - 10.30am at Methodist church followed by service at war memorial at 11am. Service concludes at St Mary’s Church.


St Nicholas Church, Abbotsbury, United Service of Remembrance - 10.45am


Underhill Methodist Church - 6.30pm


St Edmund’s Church - 11am

Holy Trinity Church - 11.30am

St George’s Church, Fordington - 9.45am

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road - 9.45am

St Peter’s Church - 9am

St Andrew’s West Stafford - 10.45am