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Bromsgrove Remembers


Remembrance Sunday Parade

14th November 2021

The Parade face the memorial and are stood at ease


The Exhortation

  • Parade is stood to attention.
  • After the exhortation please respond: We will remember them.

The Silence

  • Last Post is played, and we observe Two Minutes silence and Reveille will be played

The Kohima Epitaph

  • The parade are stood at ease and standards are placed around the Memorial.

The laying of wreaths

The Act of Commitment

  • The response is: We will

Collection of Hymns

The Collection goes towards the work of the Bromsgrove Branch of the Royal British Legion and St John’s Church

I vow to thee, my country,

all earthly things above,

Entire and whole and perfect,

the service of my love:

The love that asks no question,

the love that stands the test,

That lays upon the altar

the dearest and the best;

The love that never falters,

the love that pays the price,

The love that makes undaunted

the final sacrifice.


And there's another country,

I've heard of long ago,

Most dear to them that love her,

most great to them that know;

We may not count her armies,

we may not see her King;

Her fortress is a faithful heart,

her pride is suffering;

And soul by soul and silently

her shining bounds increase,

And her ways are ways of gentleness

and all her paths are peace.

O God, our help in ages past,

our hope for years to come,

our shelter from the stormy blast,  and our eternal home.


Beneath the shadow of thy throne

thy saints have dwelt secure;

sufficient is thine arm alone,

and our defence is sure.


Before the hills in order stood,

or earth received her frame,

from everlasting thou art God,

to endless years the same.


A thousand ages in thy sight

are like an evening gone;

short as the watch that ends the night

before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,

will bear us all away;

we fade and vanish, as a dream

dies at the opening day.


Our God, our help in ages past,

our hope for years to come,

be thou our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home

Readings and Address


  • We use the following response after each prayer
  • May God give peace
  • All: God give peace


Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be they name.

thy Kingdom come;  thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

for ever and ever. Amen

The response is

  • We will remember
  • the power and the glory

Final Hymn


Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred let me bring your love.

Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord

And where there's doubt, true faith in you.      


Oh, Master grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console

To be understood as to understand

To be loved as to love with all my soul.


Make me a channel of your peace

Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope

Where there is darkness, only light

And where there's sadness, ever joy.



Make me a channel of your peace

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned

In giving of ourselves that we receive

And in dying that we're born to eternal life. Chorus:


National Anthem       

God save our gracious Queen,

Long live out noble Queen,

God save the Queen.

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen


Thy choicest gifts in store

On her be pleased to pour,

Long may she reign.

May she defend our laws,

And ever give us cause

To sing with heart and voice

God save the Queen.             

The laying of Wreathes

The Blessing

Parade is dismissed

Following this parade, we go to St. John’s Church where wreathes are laid at the memorials for World War 1 and the Boer War


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All donations are divided equally between the RBL and St John’s Church


If you would prefer to print off the service for yourself, here is the document to download