Remembrance services in the North East and North Yorkshire

Crosses Saltwell Park
Crosses remembering the fallen in Saltwell Park, Gateshead Credit: PA

Services will take place across the region on Sunday to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Remembrance Sunday is observed each year on the second Sunday in November.

Events last year were disrupted due to the pandemic, many were held online but this year the traditional gatherings are set to return but those attending are reminded to keep Covid safe.

Armistice Day took place on Thursday it marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War.  At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we fell silent to remember.

Here are some of the events taking place on Sunday:


Gateshead: A Service will commence at 10.45am, at the Cenotaph, Prince Consort Road, no later than 10.40am. There will be a March-Past after the Service outside the Central Library, Prince Consort Road.

Birtley: The parade will leave the Birtley Community Centre, Ravensworth Road at approx. 10.30am and proceed to the Birtley Cenotaph for 10.45am for a short Remembrance Service.  There will be a two minute silence followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

Blaydon: 10.15am service at St Cuthbert's Church, followed by a service at the War Memorial at 12 noon. 

Felling: Garden of Remembrance, Felling at 10.45am for a short service and wreath laying ceremony at 11am

Greenside: A service will begin at 10.45am at the war memorial, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony. 

Winlaton: A service will take place at St Paul's Church at 9.30am; a short wreath laying service of Remembrance will follow at the War Memorial at 10.45am.


Newcastle City Council will host a commemoration event, it will begin with Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Habib Rahman, laying wreaths at the War Memorials close to the Civic Centre. 

The parade, which will include the Fifth Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the 101 Royal Artillery Regiment and HMS Calliope as well as veterans and cadets, will step off from Ceremonial Way, Civic Centre at 10:15 am and march through the city before arriving at the War Memorial at Old Eldon Square.

A Two Minute Silence will be observed at 11am with the start and finish marked by gun fire.  A Veteran and a Cadet will then read ‘They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old’ before the Last Post is played. 

North Tyneside

Longbenton: St Bartholomew’s Church, Station Road, Benton – 11am

North Shields: 11am parade Tyne Met College on Hawkey’s Lane

Whitley Bay: The Cenotaph on the Links, 3pm

South Tyneside

South Shields: 10:15am Parade will assemble on Beach Road at South Shields Town Hall

Jarrow: 10.30am: Parade assembles outside of Jarrow Town Hall in Grange Road


10:15 Armed forces veterans and service personnel will be taking part in a RemembranceParade and Service at the War Memorial on Burdon Road

DurhamSpennymoor: Service of Remembrance will take place at 10am then afterwards, at 10.45am, people can assemble at the front of the Town Hall to march to the War Memorial.


Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service. The parade will form up at 10.30am ready to march up to the Cenotaph for the service, which should finish at around 12.30pm.

Redcar and Cleveland

Services will be held across the borough on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14.

North Yorkshire

Askrigg: Sunday, 10.30am, St Oswald’s Church, service followed by afternoon tea from 4pm to 5.15 and vigil at the cross at 6.30pm.

Brompton: Sunday, St Thomas’ Church, there will be holy communion at 8am and Remembrance Day service at 4pm, led by Rev Jonathan Cooper.

Great Ayton: 10.40am, Christ Church, Act of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial and in the church, a “Battle’s Over” remembrance will be held on the High Green at 7pm.

Hawes: 10.15am, Hawes Parish Church, service accompanied by Hawes Silver Band.

Northallerton: 10.45am, Remembrance parade of veterans at War Memorial,preceded by bell ringing 10am to 10.30am.


Hexham: Parade at 10.30am from Argyle Terrace.

Ashington: Service 10.50am in the Ashington Memorial Garden

Morpeth: A parade will set off from the Town Hall at 10.35am and will march to the Cenotaph.