Liverpool will fall silent on Sunday 14 November when the annual Service of Remembrance takes place, this year in Liverpool Cathedral.

In what has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country, the Worshipful Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mary Rasmussen, will lead the city’s tribute to the brave men and women who have gone into battle and conflict for their country.

The theme of this years’ service is hope.

Around 2,000 military personnel, veterans and families of the fallen from recent conflicts, plus civic dignitaries from across the Liverpool City Region will gather inside the cathedral for the service and big screens will be set up in the cathedral grounds so members of the public can gather and be part of the commemorations.

The event will start at 10.40am, with a two-minute silence taking place at 11am, followed by a poignant poppy drop inside and outside the venue.

The service will conclude with a short military parade along Hope Street.

The Lord Mayor and Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, will join other key representatives and organisations on Armistice Day (Thursday 11 November) to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on St George’s Hall plateau. Members of the public are invited to lay their wreaths on Sunday, 14 November between 9am and 5pm.

The decision has been taken to change the venue for the service this year due to the Lime Street development works taking place around St George’s Hall.

An artistic installation by Faith Bebbington entitled Black Poppies is available to view at Liverpool Town Hall commemorating Black service men and women who have been lost during times of conflict. There is also an artist installation by school children across the Liverpool City Region in the grounds of St Luke’s Bombed Out Church.

View the Service 

You can view the service online here or on the film below.


Download or read the full Service of Remembrance programme here