Remembrance Sunday


The 10.30am Mass will be celebrated as a Requiem Mass for all who have died in the two World Wars, and in subsequent conflicts.

Penrith Remembrance Sunday

10.40 The Civic Parade to St Andrews Church

11.00am 2 minutes silence followed by laying of wreaths at the Town’s War memorial in St Andrews Churchyard followed by Remembrance Day Service. The procession will then proceed to Castle Park to lay wreaths at the Memorial Gate.

Later in the day, Penrith Town Council will participate in the “Battles Over, a National Tribute’.

At 18.55 The Last Post will be played by bugle at Penrith Beacon. The 201 names of those fallen from Penrith in the First World War, will be read out by the Town’s Mayor, Councillor Scott Jackson.

19.00 –21.00 Penrith Beacon will be lit up as part of the nationwide Beacons of Light project. The beacon of light will extend from the Beacon to St Andrews Church.

19.05 St Andrews Bell Ringers will ring the Church Bells as part of the national ‘Battles Over –Ringing out for Peace’ project, which marks the end of WW1.

Alston Remembrance Sunday

In Alston, there will be a march from the Market Square at 10.30am to the Cairn War Memorial. There will be the two-minute silence at 11.00am.

This year, 12 white doves are to be released in a symbolic act of peace across the world.