Remembrance Weekend is a poignant period of reflection to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Here are the Remembrance events across south Essex:


On Armistice day, Saturday, November 11, Southend mayor Stephen Habermel will lead the city in a national two minutes’ silence at Victoria Circus at 11am. People are encouraged to pay their respects to those who have given their lives in service of the country.

The Southend Remembrance Parade will take place on Sunday, with a large military parade moving down Clifftown Road and to the Cenotaph. At 11am, Big Ben’s chimes will start the service and Mr Habermel will lead the laying of wreaths and the cross of remembrance at the cenotaph, alongside wreaths from emergency services, faith community leaders and veterans.

In Shoebury, crowds will gather at the War Memorial in Campfield Road to remember those who lost their lives.

At 3pm on Sunday, the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance will take place at St Clement’s Church in Leigh.


In the Basildon borough, there will be a series of events.

St Martin’s Church, Basildon (10.30am for an 11am start), St Chad’s Church War Memorial in Vange (11am), Howard’s Park War Memorial, Pitsea (11am), War Memorial, Memorial Park, Wickford, 11am, War Memorial, High Street, Billericay at 11am and a 3pm service at Laindon War memorial.

Castle Point

In Castle Point on Armistice Day, the Salvation Army is holding a service on the forecourt of the Salvation Army Hall, London Road, Hadleigh and will commence at 10.45am.

The service will be led by Captain Marc Cozens and will include a hymn, prayers, last post, reveille, and two minutes silence.

A short service will also be held at Thundersley village War Memorial at 10.50am and the Essex Police Band will be in concert at St peter’s Church at 7pm.

On Remembrance Sunday, Canvey Royal British Legion Remembrance Service will take place at the Paddocks Community Centre, set to commence at 10.40am.

In Benfleet, there will be a service at St Mary’s Parish Church, assembling at 10.40am and service at 10.45am, with the silence at 11am and opportunity to lay wreaths.

In Hadleigh, the RBL service will be held at in St James the Less Parish Church, starting at 10.45am. At St Peter’s Church, Thundersley, there will be a service at 10.50am, with two minutes’ silence at 11am.