Remembrance Day Service

This year's Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe will be taking place on Sunday 11 November.

Remembrance Sunday


The city’s remembrance service will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 11 November, starting with a two-minute silence at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am.

Lord Mayor Councillor Sam Davey and Lady Mayoress Bethan Davey will be joined by the Deputy Lord Mayor and Deputy Lady Mayoress Councillors Chris Mavin and Sue Dann, Council Leader Tudor Evans and Leader of the Opposition Councillor Ian Bowyer, as well as Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee in remembering all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts.

Wreaths will be laid by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, the Lord Mayor (on behalf of the people of Plymouth), Flag Officer Sea Training and other representatives from the armed forces and Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 

Wreaths will then be laid by children from the Military Kids Club Heroes (a support group of service family children from across the city) and pupils from Ford, Leigham and Tor Bridge primary schools.

The Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Rev Robert Atwell will conduct the service, which will last for around 20 minutes.

Members of the public and local organisations will be invited to pay their respects and lay their personal wreaths at the end of the service, on the north side of the memorial, following the departure of the civic dignitaries.

The processional party will then take their places at the Civilian Memorial in Lockyer Street, where the Bishop of Exeter will say a prayer. Wreaths will be laid by the Lord Mayor, Flag Officer Sea Training (on behalf of the armed services), the Chief Superintendent of Plymouth and Luke Pollard MP (on behalf of the city’s Members of Parliament), followed by representatives from various emergency services and organisations.  

Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Sam Davey said: “Remembrance Day is always an important date but this year’s is particularly significant, as we mark 100 years since the end of the Great War. Plymouth is very proud to be playing a part in this historic international commemoration, recognising the enormous contribution and sacrifice made by all those men and women who served in this and all other conflicts.”

Members of the public are reminded that parking around the Hoe is limited. Some spaces will be available on the Hoe Promenade for blue badge holders but this will be on a first come, first served basis.


Email or call 01752 304858 for more information.

Cost: Free

Venue: The Hoe

Categories: Major event

  • Sunday, 11 November 2018 - 11:00am