Remembrance Day 2021

First published 11th November 2021

This Sunday 14 November, Bishop Viv and Bishop Lee will be attending remembrance events in Swindon and Bristol

The Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, will be attending Bristol’s Remembrance Sunday event at the Bristol Cenotaph, on Colston Avenue in the city centre. The ceremony will begin at 11 am with a two-minute silence which will end with the firing of a gun. A prayer will be led by the bishop, and other faith leaders will also be taking part. 

The Bishop of Swindon, Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, will be taking part in the Swindon Remembrance Day Service & Parade at the Cenotaph, Swindon Regent Circus, on Remembrance Sunday. All are welcome to attend. The procession will start at 10.50am with a two minute silence at 11.00am, followed by wreath laying, the Remembrance Service and a march past from veterans and cadets. You can download the order of service digitally here.

Other remembrance events around the diocese 


On Remembrance Sunday there will be a service held at St. Andrew’s Church and a two-minute silence held at the market place war memorial as a public act of remembrance. 


A Remembrance Day parade will leave from Pool Court at 9.05am to march to St. Mary’s Church for 9.25am, and a service at the church will begin at 10am.


St Martin’s in Knowle will be holding a Remembrance Sunday all age service at 1030am.


Christ Church in Hengrove will hold a formal act of remembrance outside after the morning service at 11am.


St. Augustine’s Church will hold a Remembrance Sunday Service at 10:45am.

If you would like to add your church’s Remembrance Sunday service here, please get in touch.


A prayer of commemoration for the fallen

Father of all, remember your holy promise,
and look with love on all your people, living and departed.
On this day we especially ask that you would hold forever
all who have suffered during war, those who returned scarred by warfare,
those who waited anxiously at home,
and those who returned wounded, and disillusioned;
those who mourned, and those communities that were diminished and suffered loss.
Remember too those who acted with kindly compassion,
those who bravely risked their own lives for their comrades,
and those who in the aftermath of war, worked tirelessly for a more peaceful world.
And as you remember them, remember us, O Lord;
grant us peace in our time and a longing for the day when people of every language, race, and nation will be brought into the unity of Christ’s kingdom.
This we ask in the name of the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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