REMEMBRANCE Sunday 2020 is going to be a bit different this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Many services will be streamed online.


The city is holding a smaller service. There will be no marching troops, no cadets present and no service at St Thomas’s Church.

This year the mayor will lead commemorations supported by the Royal British Legion, a small civic party, representatives of the Armed Forces and fellow councillors.

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A limited number of wreaths will be laid with the mayor laying his own on behalf of residents.

Residents are asked to remember the fallen from their own homes.

On Armistice Day, Wednesday, November 11 at 11am the mayor will pay his respects at the War Memorial with a two minutes silence.

Salisbury City Council has requested all residents do not congregate on the streets to keep each other safe and respect government guidance.


Amesbury Remembrance Sunday services have been cancelled but there will be a pre-recorded event on Sunday at 10.50am for our two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday, with poems read by the mayor and the president of the Amesbury branch of the Royal British Legion, pupils of The Stonehenge School reading the names of the fallen and a prayer from the priest of St Mary and St Melor Church.

The pre-recorded stream will go live at 10.52am on Sunday. To view click here.


A live streaming of a service at Tidworth War Memorial will be available to watch on the Tidworth Town Council Facebook page from 10.55am. This will feature a bugler, the war memorial names being read and wreaths being laid by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Sarah Troughton, MP Danny Kruger MBE, Mayor Mark Connolly & Cllr Humph Jones (All within social distancing restrictions).

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Residents in the town are being invited to take part in a "doorstep two minutes' silence".

The town council said: "We politely request that if you would like to attend Tidworth War Memorial, you do so after 12.00pm to avoid any public gatherings."

Castledown FM is also hosting a Festival of Remembrance from 6pm on Sunday.


A restricted service is being held at Durrington All Saints' Church. Numbers have been restricted to 30 and all the tickets have been allocated.

Residents are encouraged to mark the two minutes' silence on their doorsteps and listen out for the bugler playing.

Instead, the Avon River Team, which also covers Bulford, Enford and Figheldean, have a video service that will be available to view on YouTube.

Reverend Philip Bromiley from the Avon River Team lists many names of the fallen from the parishes of Durrington, Bulford, Miston and Brigmerston, Fittleton, Enford and Netheravon in the video.


There will not be a service at the Memorial Gardens and the public are asked not to attend. Instead there will be a short service at 11am attended only by the Mayor of Fordingbridge, Edward Hale and Canon Gary Philbrick of Avon Valley Churches.

Avon Valley Churches is planning to stream a short Remembrance film where residents will be able to watch proceedings online via the church’s Facebook page or on its YouTube channel.

Residents are being asked to decorate their windows with poppies and stand at their front doors at 11am on Sunday to observe the two minutes silence.

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Personal acts of remembrance can be made at the war memorial but only in line with the current Covid-19 guidance but not on the Sunday between 10am to 12pm.


Ringwood’s Remembrance commemorations will be live streamed on the Ringwood TV Facebook page from 10.45am.

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Verwood’s Remembrance service at the Memorial Stone on Ferrett Green will also be live streamed on Facebook and will also be broadcast on Forest FM.

On Remembrance Sunday, a parade will not be taking place in Gillingham. Gillingham Town Council and the town’s branch of Royal British Legion (RBL) are asking that as a mark of respect, people who would normally come to the parade should stay at home this year.
Gillingham Town Council and RBL Gillingham will instead conduct wreath laying on the town’s behalf after a two-minute silence at 11am.
Residents are encouraged to stand on their doorsteps for two minutes silence at 11am.
The town council and Royal British Legion have cancelled this year’s Remembrance events .
The council has said each organisation already planning to lay a wreath "may do so with solemnity on the memorial on Park Walk" and "care must be taken to do this separately and individually and avoid the proximity of others doing the same".
The public are encouraged to remember the fallen from their own homes.