remembrance service

Burnham branch of Royal British Legion organise a Remembrance Service annually on the second Sunday in November known as Remembrance Sunday. Normally there is a service at the Baptist Church at 10am followed by a procession to the nearby War Memorial where the Remembrance Ceremony takes place at 11am.

At 5pm there is a service at St Mary's Church at which the British Legion standards are formally presented to the church for safe keeping until they are next required.

Traditionally the local community show strong support for the Remembrance Ceremony.

The Service will take place at 10 am at the Baptist Church, followed by
The Act of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths at the War Memorial
Would all organizations please arrange to be seated in the Church by 9.50 am
(With the exception of Standard Bearers)
Following the Service, the Parade will assemble outside the Church,
in the following order (if present) to march to the War Memorial
Royal British Legion (Men’s & Women’s Sections)
Chairman of Maldon District Council & Town Mayor of Burnham on Crouch
Town Council
Member of Parliament
Essex County Councillor
Deputy Town Mayor
Town Councillors
Town Clerks
Other Organizations/Representatives
 ‘Lest We Forget’
The Laying of Wreaths
the following order will be marshalled by the Town Clerk
Town Mayor
Royal British Legion                                                   Royal British Legion 
             (Women’s Section)                                                               (Men’s Section)
Chairman, Maldon District Council     Member of Parliament     Essex County Councillor
Other Organisations/Representatives
Serving Members of the Armed Forces and Air Training Corps.
Representatives of the Emergency Services
Uniformed Youth Organizations
(Scouts/Guides/Brownies etc)
Representatives of Local Schools
(St Mary’s/Burnham Primary/Ormiston Rivers Academy)
Representatives of Local Churches
Representatives of the Sailing Community
Representatives of other Organisations and Groups
Individual Tributes
O God, our help in ages past,                    Beneath the shadow of thy throne
our hope for years to come,                      thy saints have dwelt secure;
our shelter from the stormy blast,            sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our eternal home.                               and our defence is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
to endless years the same.
A Minister: - The Lesson.
Act of Commitment.
A Minister: -  Let us pledge ourselves anew to the service of God and our fellow men: that we may help, encourage and comfort others, and support those working for the relief of the needy and for the peace and welfare of the nations.
All say together: - Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all mankind,
in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering,
and for the praise of your name. 
Guide us by your Spirit;
give us wisdom; give us courage; give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always.      Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer. Our Father…..
Act of Remembrance.
A Minister: - Let us remember before God, and commend to his sure keeping:
those who have died for their country in war;
those whom we knew, and whose memory we treasure;
and all who have lived and died in the service of mankind.
The President of the Royal British Legion: -
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
All: -  We will remember them.
The Last Post.
The Laying of Wreaths.
Ministers: -  The Blessing.

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