Centenary Beacons

On 11 November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years previously when the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War. The Queen's Pageantmaster has announced that there will be a Centenary Beacon lit at Westminster Abbey and is inviting communities across the country to hold their own remembrance ceremonies. Chichester District Council is encouraging parishes to light their own beacons and is making up to £250 available for each parish to assist with preparations.

National events are planned for Sunday 11 November 2018.

event location and timings
ParishEvent and locationTimings
BoshamBeacon lighting at Quay Meadow6-8pm
BoxgroveBeacon lighting at Windmill Hill, HalnakerLit at 7pm
CockingBeacon Lighting, Cocking HillLit at 7pm
Duncton jointly with E.LavingtonBonfire on Recreation Ground5.30pm - 7pm
EarthamBeacon Lighting, Nore Hill6pm - 8pm
East Wittering and BrackleshamBeacon Lighting in St Anne's Churchyard, Service in the Church and refreshments in the Village HallFrom 6.30pm
Easebourne joint with MidhurstBeacon Lighting Cowdray Lawns and Polo field6pm - 7pm
EbernoeBonfire on Cricket Green6pm - 9pm
MillandBeacon lighting at Cartersland GreenLit at 7pm
PetworthBeacon at Rosemary GardensFrom 6.30pm
Plaistow and IfoldLantern lit procession from Holy Trinity Church to Beacon at Plaistow Village Green6pm - 8pm
SouthbourneBeacon lighting at Prinsted ShoreLit at 7pm
Stedham  Beacon, barbeque and fireworks at Stedham Sport Field4pm - 6.30pm
TangmereBeacon and unveiling of airman silhouette, Tangmere Aviation Museum6.45-7.45pm
TillingtonBeacon and church bells, refreshments in churchyard All Hallows6.50pm - 8pm
WestbourneBeacon at Rectory Lawn6.45pm-7.20pm
Woolbeding with RedfordBeacon, Redford Village GreenLit at 7pm
 Community event: Beacon to be lit on The TrundleLit at 7pm

Other Events

other events
ParishEvent and location
BeptonCleaning and repainting of inscriptions on war memorial at St Mary's Church
Birdham"Poppies on Parade" Songs, Readings and Recordings at St James' Church and Community Centre 10th November from 3pm
BuryDisplay of ceramic poppies created by local children in St John's churchyard
EarnleyPlaque commemorating WW1 Airfield to be unveiled at 3.15pm 11th November, Medmerry Car Park, Drove Lane.
East Dean"Silent Soldier" silhouette place by village pond
Fittleworth"Silent Soldier" silhouette in the Centenary Garden
KirdfordDisplay of Memorial Plaques, Kirdford Village Hall, before and after Memorial Service at St John the Baptist church 11th November.
Lavant"Silent Solider" silhouette at War Memorial, Village Green
Lynchmere"Silent Solider" silhouette on display in various parish locations 1st - 24th November 2018.
MillandNew memorial bench at crossroads, Cartersland Green
North Mundham"Silent Soldier" silhouette at North Mundham Village Hall
Singleton"Silent Soldier" silhouette place by village pond
Trotton with ChithurstPoppy and wildflower planting following act of remembrance at Trotton War Memorial, St Georges church.
Wisborough Green"There but not there" - installation in St Peter ad Vincula church from the beginning of September to 2 weeks after Remembrance Sunday

All events are taking place on 11 November 2018 unless otherwise stated.