As the civic town centre church in Huddersfield we have the privilege of hosting and participating in the series of events which mark the Remembrance of our communities each year. All are welcome to attend these events, as together we remember the horrific impact of war, as we give thanks to God for those who sacrificed themselves for others and for our peace, and as we commit ourselves to working actively for peace in our communities and our world.
The Blessing of the town centre Memorial Garden – Saturday November 5th 10.50am
Each year a small garden is created in Market Place, Huddersfield, just moments away from St Peter’s. This is a place to stop and pay respects, to place poppies, wreaths, crosses and other symbols of remembrance. All are welcome to this simple and short public gathering, which in 2022 will be led by Rev Canon Rachel.
The Royal British Legion Act of Remembrance at the Greenhead Park Cenotaph – Armistice Day
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month we remember the fallen with a traditional Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths and the observing of the silence at our town’s cenotaph in Greenhead Park. This is another open public event, attended by schools, veterans’ groups, serving members of our armed forces and community leaders and representatives from all areas of Huddersfield life. The event commences at approx 10.50am, and is followed by a march past the Boer War Memorial and the Sikh Solder Memorial, also in Greenhead Park.
The Kirklees Civic Remembrance Service – Sunday November 13th 2022
On Remembrance Sunday Kirklees Council organise a full parade, with representatives of veterans’ groups, the armed forces, cadet groups, uniformed organisations and faith and civic leaders from across Huddersfield. The parade leads to Huddersfield Parish Church where there is a full Act of Remembrance, with the singing of hymns, prayers, the keeping of the silence and the making of a commitment to peace. While this service is Christian in nature, other faith and belief representatives participate – bringing prayers and readings from their own traditions.