Service of Remembrance 2018
The Annual Service of Remembrance and Dedication took place at St George's Hall on Sunday 11th November 2018 to commemorate the Centenary Anniversary of the Armistice
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Liverpool turned out in the thousands to St George’s Hall to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice, and to remember all of those lost in conflict. Along with city wide tributes in the Brittle Heart project, Liverpool remembered in a poignant Service 100 years on. See some of the moments captured below thanks to photographer Jason Roberts. Film produced thanks to Abby Brennan.
Order of Service
Sunday’s event which takes place outside St George’s Hall will start around 10.30am when parades will start to form-up on the plateau. A small number of serving personnel will dress in traditional World War One uniforms to lead the initial parade onto the plateau.
The Archbishop of Liverpool will then give his ‘Thought for Remembrance Day’, actress Sue Johnston OBE will read Wilfred Owen’s poem Anthem for Doomed Youth.
There will be contributions from The Band of the Duke of Lancaster Regiment and classical singer Danielle Louise Thomas and the Last Post will lead into the two minute silence at 11am.
Thousands of poppies will drop from the roof of St George’s Hall, and for the first time thousands of petals will also fall from the top of St Johns Beacon.
Former Royal Marine, Andy Grant, will then talk about his experience of war, and how his life changed forever after being injured by an IED and subsequently losing his leg.
Following this, wreaths will then be laid at the Cenotaph and the service will conclude with a short parade and march past, after which individuals will be invited to lay their own wreaths.
Ahead of the main service on Sunday morning, a special showreel featuring real footage of Liverpool during World War One will be shown on an outdoor screen on St George’s Plateau. This is Our Time shows the Pals lined up on St George’s Hall Plateau as well as shots of soldiers boarding a train at Lime Street Station.
British Sign Language is available at the service.
*Please note the programme is subject to weather conditions on the day – Please check this page for updates.
This year’s Remembrance Service is being supported by Radio City and St Johns Market.
Order of Service Brochure
Download & Print your copy of the Order of Service here.
All the events form part of Liverpool 2018’s Brittle Heart season which commemorates the anniversary of the end of the war.
Projections at Exchange Flags
The names of nearly 14,000 Liverpool men who lost their lives during World War One will be beamed on to the ground at Exchange Flags from Tuesday 6 November up to and including Sunday 11 November from 5pm each night.
Hall of Remembrance in Liverpool Town Hall – ‘Tommy’ Silhouettes
Open to the public from 9am to 9pm from Tuesday 6 November until Sunday 11 November. Two life-size silhouettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ will be permanently stationed there as a mark of respect to those who didn’t make it home from war. Visitors to the Town Hall will also be able to write a message of ‘thank you’ to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Footage of Liverpool during World War One
A special showreel featuring real footage of Liverpool during World War One will be shown in the Town Hall from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 November. This is Our Time shows the Pals lined up on St George’s Hall plateau as well as shots of soldiers boarding a train at Lime Street Station. This will also be shown on an outdoor screen on St George’s Plateau ahead of the main service on Sunday 11 November.
St Johns Beacon Projections
Lit-up with specially designed poppy lighting on 10 & 11 November, the tower will be a focal point and appear to look like a field of poppies.
Wilfred Owen Projection
A portrait of World War One soldier and poet Wilfred Owen, created by artist Anthony Brown was projected onto the side of a building on Skelhorne Street next to Lime Street Station as this is where the majority of soldiers left the city, with many of them never returning home.
To see a list of events taking place across the Liverpool City Region, visit cultureliverpool.co.uk/brittle-heart
Event Date: Sunday 11th November – Sunday 11th November 2018