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Remembrance Sunday services return on 14th November 2021

Wirral residents are being invited to come together again this year and show their appreciation for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Remembrance Sunday services will return to the borough on Sunday 14th November after the COVID-19 emergency led to local commemorations - and many others across the country - being cancelled or scaled back in 2020. The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor George Davies, will join HM The Queen’s representative, The Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, along with representatives from the armed forces, veterans, cadets and the emergency services at The Cenotaph in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead for Wirral’s Civic Service at 10.55am. The Mayor will then move on to Thornton Hough to join their afternoon service.

Although the traditional service and parade will take place at the cenotaph, the current high rate of infection means that Birkenhead town hall will remain closed before, during and after the service to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus, which is known to be much higher in busy indoor spaces.

All those attending are being asked to take precautions to help keep themselves and others safe, including:

  • Continuing regular testing and taking a rapid LFD test in the 24 hours before the service
  • Not attending if feeling unwell and following the commemorations on TV or radio instead
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Socially distancing wherever possible
  • Sanitising hands regularly

The Mayor said:

“Like many other resident’s I was very disappointed that we could not stand side by side last year to remember the fallen and show our appreciation for their sacrifice.

“And while I am immensely honoured to be able to take part and lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Wirral this year, it is vital that we all do everything we can to make it as safe as possible – particularly as we have the privilege of welcoming so many veterans and older people to our Remembrance services.

“I would therefore urge all those attending to follow the guidance and, if anyone feels uneasy about joining large crowds, to consider following the national service live on TV and perhaps visiting one of our war memorials to pay their respects at a quieter time later in the day.”


Details of Remembrance services across Wirral are as follows:

Time  Venue



Bebington - Christ Church, Kings Road

Followed by a service at the Higher Bebington Royal British Legion at 12noon

10am for service


Prenton - Short service at St. Stephen’s Church

Followed by War Memorial at Junction of Osmaston Road and Prenton Lane 

10.15am Bromborough - St. Barnabas Church
10.15am Bidston - St. Oswald’s Church
10.20am Wallasey - The Parade will leave from outside the Egremont Ferry Pub for the service at the War Memorial, Magazines Promenade, New Brighton
10.45am Heswall - St. Peter’s Church, Lower Village followed by wreath laying at The Cenotaph
10.30am for 10.45am West Kirby - Grange Hill
10.35am for 10.55am  Moreton - The Cenotaph, corner of Maryland Lane and Pasture Road
10.45am Upton - War Memorial outside the public library
10.45am Port Sunlight - War Memorial followed by a service at Christ Church
10.55am Birkenhead - The Cenotaph, Hamilton Square
2.20pm for 2.40pm Thornton Hough War Memorial