Worcester to hold Festival of Remembrance

Centenary of World War One ending to be commemorated.

A county-wide service to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One is being held in Worcester, hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire the Festival of Remembrance takes place on Saturday 15th September in Gheluvelt Park.

At the Festival of Remembrance, a Drumhead service will take place. Based on military tradition, a Drumhead service is a religious service conducted in the field during conflict and in peacetime, with neatly-piled drums draped with flags creating a makeshift altar.

The event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Worcestershire World War One Hundred programme. The final part of the ceremony will be to create a spectacle of ceramic poppies, purchased by people across the county after the Tower of London art installation in 2014, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper and brought to Ghleuvelt Park for this day.

The service will be led by Rt Revd Graham Usher the Bishop of Dudley with participation by other faith groups. The service will start with a procession by all the Chairmen and Mayors of the Districts and Towns. Local Armed Forces, British Legion groups, Cadets, Scouts, Guides, Police, will all be participating.

The service is open to all to attend. Visitors are requested to be present by 12 noon and the service will start at 12.30pm on Saturday, September 15th. You can find more information on the day here