Services to remember those who gave their lives

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Communities are preparing to mark Remembrance Sunday at services around the area.

A service will take place at the war memorial in Broad Street, Stamford, on Sunday led by the Rev Canon Dr Donald Gray, honorary chaplain of the Stamford Branch of the Royal British Legion. The parade will gather from 10.30am.

Langtoft, the Deepings and Districts branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a Remembrance Day parade through Market Deeping.

The parade will meet at the Rainbow car park at 9.15am on Sunday, leaving at 9.30am to parade through the streets of the town to St Guthlac’s Church for a service which begins at 10am.

There will be a one hour service before the parade will return through the town at about 11am,

The Bourne branch of The Royal British Legion will host its service at 10.45am the war memorial followed by the two-minute silence at 11am and a service at Bourne Abbey Church.

Members of the public who wish to join the parade should meet at the bus station at 10am. People can also leave crosses at the garden of Remembrance at the Darby and Joan Hall.

Members of the Salvation Army will host their own remembrance evening service at their headquarters in Manning Road, Bourne,

In Oakham, the Remembrance Parade will start at 2pm in Market Street ahead of a service at All Saints’ Church at 2.30pm. It will be followed by wreath-laying at the war memorial and the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Laurence Howard, will then take the salute at Crown Walk.

In Uppingham a service will take place at All Saints’ Church at 10am.

Villages will also be marking Remembrance Sunday.

A service will take place at St John’s Church, Caldecott, at 10.50am conducted by Jill Cannings.

Langham residents can gather at the war memorial at 10.45am ahead of a service inside the church.

A service will take place at St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine, at 10.50am.

The service at St Nicholas’ Church, Stretton, starts at 10.45am and will be followed by refreshments.

Elton Methodist Church and All Saints’ Church will unite for a service at the parish church at 10.45am. The congregation will process to the village war memorial for a two-minute silence at 11am and then return to the church for the rest of the service.

A service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Weldon, including wreath laying at 11am. At 3pm there will be a short service at the American war memorial in Benefield Road.

On Monday, November 11 a two-minute silence will be observed at Crown Walk, Oakham, and Broad Street, Stamford, at 11am.