Remembrance Sunday services 2017

The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Christine Iredale, has appealed to local people and businesses to support the poppy appeal again this year.

What did the Mayor of Kirklees say?

Cllr Iredale, said:

“The link between our local communities and the sacrifices those in our armed forces make for us has been brought into sharp focus in recent years. We are currently marking 100 years since the Battle of Paschendaele, and the coverage starkly brings home the message about the suffering soldiers went through.

Present conflicts involving our local soldiers continue, and Kirklees has its own stories of sadness and suffering.

The families who suffer loss in conflicts across the world rely on support they get from the British Legion’s appeal fund.”

This is our opportunity to say thank you to those who have served in the past and also those serving in conflicts now, and wearing a poppy is a visible sign of our gratitude. So, I would urge people to be as generous as they can with both time and donations in support of this year’s Poppy Appeal.”

Welfare services linked to the Poppy Appeal spend more than £1 million a week, with services ranging from helping bereaved families through an inquest, to ensuring an elderly veteran can stay independent in their own home.

Services in Kirklees on Sunday 12 November


Procession assembles at Batley Market Place at 10.15 am for march off at 10.35 to Batley War Memorial Gardens for service at 10.55 am. After service procession will re-form in Cambridge Street and return to Town Hall where refreshments will be served.


Assemble 1.45 pm Carr Street/Market Street corner, Birstall, for march off at 2.00 pm for service at St Peter’s Church at 2.20 pm where wreaths will be laid at war memorial at approximately 3.00 pm. Following service procession will not re-form.

Denby Dale

Service at Denby Dale Methodist Church, Cumberworth Lane at 9.30 am followed by short service and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at 10.50 am.


Procession assembles at Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.00 am for march off at 10.10 am to Dewsbury Minster for service at 10.30 am. Following service procession will re-form and at approx. 11.45 am parade to Crow Nest Park for Service and wreath laying at War Memorial at approx. 12.45 pm.


Assemble at Manor Road at 10.15 am for service at the War memorial at Jubilee Square at 10.45 am. Parade to Golcar Royal British Legion Club (salute outside the Rose and Crown). Possible short stop at the Providence Church for the congregation to join the parade.


Meet at 11.45 am round War Memorial in Green Park, Heckmondwike for service at 12.00 noon.


Service at 10.45 am in Holy Trinity Parish Church followed by wreath laying service at War Memorial. Wreath to be laid in church then taken to War Memorial for ceremony at 12.00 noon. Refreshments will be provided in Holme Valley Hospital after the service.


Procession assembles Victoria Lane at 10.15 am for march off at 10.30 am. Service at 10.50 am at Huddersfield Parish Church, following which the procession will re-form and the salute will be taken in the Market Place on the return route. Procession will dismiss in Ramsden Street outside the Town Hall where refreshments will be available.


Service at Parish Church at 10.30 am. Wreaths laid in church and at war memorial following service.


Assemble at Marsden Royal British Legion at 10.20 am for march off at 10.40 am to Cenotaph in Marsden Park for wreath-laying ceremony and two minutes silence at 11.00 am. Following ceremony parade will re-form and march to St Bartholomew’s Church for Service at approximately 11.20 am after which it will return via Station Road and Dirker Drive to Royal British Legion HQ for dismissal.


Assemble in Carlile Street at 10.20 am – march off at 10.30 am to St Bartholomews Church where service will be held at 10.45 am. Following service parade will re-form in Greensend Road, process through Market Place for salute to be taken on the Library steps prior to dismissal. Wreaths will be laid on war memorial in church grounds following service.


Assemble at 1.30 pm in Lowlands Road for march off at 2.00 pm via Station Road and Huddersfield Road for Service & wreath laying at War Memorial in Ings Grove Park. Following service procession will return to Lowlands Road for dismissal. Tea and Coffee will be served at the Fire Station, refreshments at Mirfield Constitutional Club, St Paul’s Road, and hot food at The Old Colonial, Dunbottle Lane (free of charge).


Service in St James’s Parish Church at 9.45 am followed by wreath Laying Service at War Memorial at 11.00 am.


Assemble adjacent to the Town Hall at 2.15 pm. Parade will march off at 2.30 pm to Memorial Park to lay wreaths. Parade will then march to St John’s Church for service at 3.00 pm.

Additional services


Saturday 4 November – Dedication of Garden of Remembrance – assemble at 10.45 am in
Market Place for service at 11.00 am

Saturday 11 November – Armistice Day Service – Gather at Greenhead Park lower gates at 10.30 am for procession to the War Memorial and service at 10.50 am.

Saturday 11 November 10.45am – Remembrance Service in the Heritage Memorial Garden – special service in our beautiful Heritage Lottery funded Memorial Garden in Ravensknowle Park. Organised by the Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle. All welcome.


Wednesday 8 November – Assemble Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.45 am to process to Longcauseway for Dedication of Garden of Remembrance at 11.00 am. Refreshments following in Dewsbury Town Hall.
Saturday 11 November – Armistice Day Service – Gather on Longcauseway at 10.50 am for brief service at 11.00 am.


Monday 6 November – Dedication of Garden of Remembrance outside Town Hall at 11.00 am
Saturday 11 November – Service at Memorial Park at 11.00 am.


Sunday 5 November following morning service at Parish Church 10.15/10.30 am


Saturday 11 November – 10.30 am gather for short service at Ings Grove Park at 10.45 am.


Sunday 12 November – Service at St Mark’s Church at 10.30 am, followed by wreath-laying at 12.00 noon at War Memorial, Longwood Gate, Longwood.

East Bierley & Birkenshaw

Sunday 12 November – Short dedication of Birkenshaw War Memorial in St. Paul’s Church at 9.30am. Thereafter the Parade musters in front of the Community Hall for march off at 10.10 am through Birkenshaw on Bradford Road to Cenotaph on South View Road, East Bierley. Act of Remembrance at Cenotaph begins at 10.40 am.


Friday 10 November 10.30 am – War Memorial on the village green, Penistone Road, Birdsedge.


Sunday 12 November 10.00 am – Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Parish Church, Honley. 10.45 am – Parade to War Memorial for a Service of Remembrance and laying of wreaths. The Parade will then reform and march back to village centre.

New Mill

Sunday 12 November 10.30 am service in New Mill Parish Church. 11.30 am procession (with Holmfirth Air Training Corps) into New Mill for wreath laying at 12.00 noon in the Remembrance Room of New Mill Club, followed by refreshments.


Saturday 11 November 10.45 am wreath laying by local schools at the Cenotaph, Kirkburton.


  • Hi Valerie

    Apologies for the confusion, the services in Kirklees are all on Remembrance Sunday – 12 November. I’ve updated the article to make it clearer.



  • I cannot see that you have given a date for any of the Services in “Services in Kirklees” yet you have given dates for the “Additional Services”.
    Sunday 5th or Sat. 11th November, which is correct , or indeed is there a different date please?

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