The district council organises the Remembrance Day Service and parade for the Coalville area, working in partnership with the Whitwick branch of the Royal British Legion. 

Remembrance deputy lieutenant

Remembrance Day Service and Parade in Coalville

The Remembrance Day Service and parade in Coalville is usually held on the nearest Sunday to 11th November each year.

In 2021 this will be held on Sunday 14 November.

If there are any ex-servicemen wishing to attend the church service, contact Angela Bexton on 01530 454603 or angela.bexton@nwleicestershire.gov.uk so that we can inform the British Legion. 

Any community groups/scouts/guides etc. who wish to take part, also contact Angela Bexton.

About the Service

A church service takes place at Christ Church Coalville (for invited guests), along with a service in the Church Hall for other guests and junior groups. These services are then followed by a parade to the War Memorial from outside Christ Church, which is led by the Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire.

The parade consists of the civic party, including the Chairman of the Council  and members of the Royal British Legion, as well as Ghurkas, Army and Air Cadets. 

Other uniformed bodies in the parade include Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides and Brownies.

For a number of years the local bikers have joined the parade, leaving in formation after the service to go on to a further service.  Many of those taking part are ex-servicemen,

The parade reforms after the service at the War Memorial for the salute and dismissal in the Council Offices car park to which everyone is welcome to attend.

Members of the public are welcome to join the service at the War Memorial.  The parade usually leaves Christ Church at approximately 10.40am to arrive at the War Memorial around 10.55am.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

If there are any uniformed groups that wish to be part of the parade, please contact Angela Bexton on 01530 454603 or angela.bexton@nwleicestershire.gov.uk.  Contact Angela for any other information.

Armistice Day - Two minutes silence

At 11am on 11th November each year, the council in conjunction with the Whitwick Branch of the British Legion organises a service at the Coalville War Memorial to mark Armistice Day with a two minutes silence and short service. 

(The service is led by the vicar of Christ Church Coalville and the Priest from St Wilfrid of York Catholic Church and they are joined by the Chairman of the Council, the Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire and church representatives from across the town.  

The service is regularly supported by local primary school choirs, including All Saints, Belvoirdale and St Clare's.

(Schools, nurseries and members of the public are more than welcome to join in this short service.)

For further information on any of the above, please contact Angela Bexton on 01530 454603 or email angela.bexton@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

Launch of National Poppy AppealPoppy appeal launch 2017

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance. In 2021, the Poppy Appeal will be launched from Memorial Square, Coalville on Saturday 30 October, 11.30am. 

The Chairman will officially launch the appeal in the presence of those gathered, to remember the importance of honouring those that have given their lives. 

By wearing a poppy, you aren’t just remembering the fallen: you’re supporting a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need our support.

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Last updated: Tue 13 July, 2021 @ 15:07