ANZAC Day Services 2017 - UK and Ireland

ANZAC Day Services 2017 - UK and Ireland

Saturday 22 April 2017


St Machars Cathedral, The Chanonry, AB24 1RQ  

There will be an Anzac Service at St Machars Cathedral at 11.00am on Saturday 22 April. 


Cambridge City Cemetery, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, CB5 8PE 

The RAFA Cambridge is organising an Anzac Service at the Newmarket Rd cemetery in Cambridge, which is the largest cemetery of RAF and Commonwealth airmen in the UK.  The cemetery holds the graves of 252 Australian and 81 New Zealand airmen who were killed in the Second World War. The service will be attended by the Mayor of Cambridge, and is being coordinated with the annual service at St Andrew the Great to allow for guests to attend both events.  The timing for the service is to be confirmed, but it will be the morning of Saturday 22 April 2017.

Church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, CB2 3AX 

The Cambridge Branch of the Britain-Australia Society holds a service to commemorate the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.  The service will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday 22 April 2017 in the Church of St Andrew the Great, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge.  Guests are requested to arrive from 2.30 pm.  

Tea and Anzac biscuits will be available after the service. For further information contact Pauline Grounds, Secretary, Cambridgeshire Branch, Britain-Australia Society.  E-mail:  

The Church of St Andrew the Great is in the centre of Cambridge immediately opposite the entrance of Christ's College. For those attending the service by car it is most conveniently placed, being very near the Lion Yard Car Park.

Sunday 23 April 2017  


Western Cemetery, Forfar Rd, Arbroath, Scotland, DD11 3RA 

It is now over 10 years since the first annual Anzac Day ceremony in Arbroath.  The ceremony is arranged by the New Zealand Society (Scotland) with the co-operation of the Royal British Legion (Arbroath).  Guests are requested to arrive by 11.15am on Sunday 23 April 2017.  The service will commence at 11.30am at Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Scotland.  Wreaths are laid at the graves of New Zealand Airmen and the Last Post is played. 

All are invited to the Royal British Legion HQ Clubrooms for refreshment after the Service.  For further information see (external link)  or contact Angus Robertson, E-mail:


NZ War Memorial, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QD

The Anzac Memorial Parade and Service will be held at St Nicholas’ Church at 2.45 for 3.00pm on Sunday 23 April 2017, followed by wreath laying in the churchyard, where children will place flowers at the graves of the 94 Australian and New Zealand servicemen buried there.

Further information can be obtained from Mr Tim Thomas (Chairman, RBL Brockenhurst Branch) E-mail:


The Rock, Bury BL9 0AH, Greater Manchester

Bury has been commemorating the Gallipoli Campaign since 1916.  The day will commence with a Parade and Inspection in the Castle Armoury at 11.00am followed by the traditional ‘Gallipoli Sunday’ Service in the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, commencing at 11.45am. ‘The Gallipoli Parade’ through the town will begin at 1.00pm.   For further information contact Colonel M J (Mike) Glover the Lancashire HQ, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF. E-mail:   Tel: 0161.763.8969

Cannock Chase 

The Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, Cannock, Staffordshire.  

The Anzac Day Commemoration Service, which takes place at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Brocton, Cannock Chase, will be held this year on Sunday 23 April 2017.  The Parade forms up at 10.30am for the short march to the cemetery where there is then a short service, Last Post & Reveille followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony.   

Guests are asked to arrive by 10.15 am, and should be aware that parking is very limited.  Further information can be found here (external link) or contact Mr Alan Preece, County Secretary, RBL Staffordshire.  E-mail:  Tel: 0333.011.4202  

Directions to the Cemetery are available on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: (external link) 


War Memorial, South Mall, Cork 

The Royal Munster Fusiliers’ Association (RMFA) will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at 12 noon (please arrive by 11.50am) to mark Gallipoli Day at the War Memorial, South Mall. For further information contact Liam Nolan. E-mail:  Information will also be posted on the RMFA website (external link).


Holy Trinity Church, 59 Southend Crescent, London, SE9 2SD.  

In 1915, the then Vicar of Holy Trinity, Revd Henry Hall, was Chaplain to the British Army’s 29th Division which landed on Gallipoli.  On his return to London, he was responsible for transforming the Gallipoli Memorial Chapel, which was dedicated to the memory of those who did not return. 

Every year since 1921 an Act of Remembrance and wreath laying has been held at the Gallipoli Chapel during the Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church.  

This years’ service will be held on Sunday 23 April during the regular 10am Mass. 

For further information contact the Church Office - Tel: 020 8859 6274, or (external link).


Leighterton Cemetery, GL8 8UY

The Anzac Day Parade and Service organised by the Gloucestershire County Royal British Legion will be held on 23 April 2017.  The Parade forms at 2.30pm and following inspection will march to the Leighterton Cemetery for the Service at 3.00pm.  Following the Service there is a march past at a saluting base.

The Cemetery is 500m north east of St Andrews Church, The Street, Leighterton.

For further information contact Jason Games, Membership Support Officer, The Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Office.  Email:


War Memorial, Pery Square, Limerick

A ceremony organised by the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association to mark Gallipoli Day will be held at 11.00 am at the War Memorial, Pery Square, Limerick.  Those attending are invited to meet at the Pery Hotel at 10.30am. For further information contact Liam Nolan. E-mail: Information will also be posted on the RMFA website (external link).


Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7GL.  

During the First World War, Manchester contained between thirty and forty war hospitals, including the 2nd Western General Hospital and the Nell Lane Military Hospital for prisoners of war. Many of those buried in the cemeteries and churchyards of the city died in these hospitals. 

The RBL Northenden Branch will be holding a graveside service at the CWGC Southern Cemetery on 23 April 2017. 

Please arrive no later than 10.35, the service is to start at 10.45.  Access will be via the entrance on Barlow Moor Rd.  

After the service there will be informal refreshments at: Northenden Social Club, 412 Palatine Rd, Manchester, M22 4JT 

For further information please contact Stephen Morrison, Branch Secretary, Northenden Branch – RBL, E: 

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Milton Cemetery, Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth 

The RBL Portsmouth South Branch will hold their Anzac Service at 10.30am at Milton Cemetery, Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth, Hants. PO4 8RS.  For further information contact Lisa Clifford (external link), RBL Branch Secretary. E-mail:


St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames 

Since 1920 a service has been held at Walton-on-Thames to remember the 27,000 soldiers from New Zealand who were treated at the Mount Felix Hospital during the First World War.  This year’s Anzac Parade and Church Service will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017 at St Mary's Church, Church Street, Walton-on Thames, Surrey, please arrive by 6.15 pm.   

After the Church service, wreaths will be laid around the Memorial in the adjacent churchyard.  At the end of the wreath laying service, light refreshments will be served in St Mary's Church hall. 

This year the special Anzac tapestry, which many people have spent thousands of hours working on, will be on display at the Riverhouse Barn on the Sunday afternoon. 

For more information: Alan Curran, Branch Secretary, Walton & Weybridge, Royal British Legion, Tel: 01932 242 691 or visit the website: (external link)

Tuesday 25 April 2017


A short service of Remembrance and wreath-laying will be held at the Cardigan Cenotaph at 11.00am.  For further information contact Jean Whitmore - telephone: 01239.614487


Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue. 

The Australian Embassy, Dublin, will hold an Anzac Dawn Service at 6.30am on Tuesday 25 April 2017, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.  

The cemetery is situated on Blackhorse Avenue, off Navan Road, Dublin 7, facing the Phoenix Park and the McKee Barracks.   The service will last approximately 40 minutes.  All are welcome and there is no requirement to notify the Embassy of attendance in advance. There will be no parking on site but on-road and off-road parking is available within walking distance of the Cemetery. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Affairs Officer at the Australian Embassy, on 01 6645312. 

Please note: as this is an outdoor event you may wish to bring an umbrella in the event of wet weather.

St Anne’s Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2 

A Remembrance Service of Peace and Reconciliation, will take place on Tuesday 25 April 2017, at 7.30pm (guests to be seated by 7.15pm) in St Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2. 

There will be a small reception after the service at Mansion House. 

To help with planning, if you are interested in attending, you are requested to contact the NZ Ireland Association, email:  or Chris Kinder. E-Mail:  Website: (external link).


St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Harefield, UB9 6DU 

The annual Civic Anzac Day Service will be held at 3.00pm at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Harefield, UB9 6DU. The service will be followed by wreath-laying in the churchyard which contains the graves of 111 Australian soldiers and 1 nurse who died at Harefield Hospital during the First World War.  Earlier, at 9.45am, children from the Harefield Infants’ School will continue the tradition of laying flowers on the graves. For further information see or contact Rowena Scott.


Hull Paragon Cenotaph, opposite main train station, Hull 

Hull Unitarians are planning an interfaith service to commemorate Anzac Day at 11.00am on Tuesday 25 April 2017.  The service will be held at the Hull Paragon Cenotaph, and will involve local civic and faith leaders, representatives of UK veterans, the UK military, and The British Legion.  They welcome all attendees, particularly any with Australian, New Zealand or Turkish connections.  Contact for further information.


The Cenotaph, The Parade, St Helier 

John Davis from the Australian community in Jersey is organising with local officials a Dawn Service to be held at the cenotaph in St Helier. It will commence at 5:45am on Tuesday 25 April, and following this will be snacks, tea and coffee at the Town Hall. 

Following the end of the Great War, Anzac troops were sent to Jersey where they were based whilst logistics were organised for them to return. In addition, several dozen Jersey men fought and died at Gallipoli fighting for Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.


Anzac Memorial, The Esplanade (opposite the Russell Hotel).  

In June 2005, an Anzac Memorial was unveiled on Weymouth Seafront to commemorate the thousands of New Zealand and Australian volunteer servicemen who passed through Camps and Hospitals in Dorset during the Great War (1914 – 1918) between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe. 

This year there will be a short Service of Remembrance, including a Wreath Laying ceremony, at 11.00am on Tuesday 25 April 2017.  The Service will be led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, and the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland. 

The memorial is located opposite the Russell Hotel, which was used as a hospital by the Anzac servicemen during the First World War. 

For further information, please contact:

Ms Charlie Shepherd, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

E-mail:   Tel: 01305 838 512

Sunday 30 April 2017


Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 8PJ  

The Norfolk Branch of the Britain-Australia Society will hold an Anzac Day commemorative service at Wymondham Abbey on Sunday 30 April 2017.  The service commences at 3.00pm (please be seated by 2.45pm).  

Those wishing to attend should contact Jane Colman; E-Mail:  or 07758.216.256

St Albans

St Paul’s Church, Hatfield Rd, St Albans 

The St Albans annual Anzac Day Service will be held this year on Sunday 30 April 2017 at the Cemetery in Hatfield Road, St Albans.  The Parade meets at the cemetery gates in Hatfield Road at 2.45 pm, and marches down to the War Memorial for a short service followed by the laying of wreaths.  Light refreshments are offered at St Paul’s Church afterwards. 

For more information please contact the Church Administrator, Tel: 01727 846 281 or email: 

To check if there is an Anzac Day or Gallipoli Commemoration Service near you, please contact your nearest branch of the Royal British Legion or the Gallipoli Association (external link) website.

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Time & Date

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 12:00 AM - Sunday, 30 April 2017, 12:00 AM


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