Remembrance Day – Parade and Service

Sunday 11th November

9.45am  Kimpton Memorial Hall opens, refreshments served

10.00am Parade musters

10.25am Parade leaves stopping for the laying of the wreaths at the War Memorial

10.45am Church Service with the “Blessing Of Doves”

11.00am The Last Post

The Doves in Kimpton – a symbol of peace from the time of The Ark, a flock of doves will be soaring over the font at Kimpton Parish Church, inspired by the installation designed by Michael Pendry in Salisbury Cathedral. Each dove will bear the name of someone from Kimpton who dies as a result of war in the last century. Some of those are on our War Memorial.

However, many of us have a relative or friend lost in these wars, whom they would also wish to remember at this time. Do you have someone whose name could be carried ‘on the wings of a dove’? The Primary School and Church Youth Group have kindly agreed to make the doves so if you would like a relative remembered please contact me with your name and the person’s name who should be remembered, plus perhaps, a little background history.

Andy Morton:


Battle’s Over – Kimpton’s Beacon Event

Shining a Light for Our Future

6.00pm Torch Lit Procession from St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s Church

6.15pm KIMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – hot drinks, sing along

6.55pm The Last Post

7.00pm The Lighting of the Beacon

7.05pm Ringing Out for Peace!

Torch-lit procession – leaving the Church at 6pm, the route, which you may join at any point will be via:

Church Lane, The Green, Parkfield Crescent, Dacre Crescent, Claggy Road, Lawn Avenue, Commons Lane, Wren Close, Claggy Corner (cross the road) and along the south side of the High Street to the school.

Please ensure all children are accompanied by an adult. To ensure health and safety, we request that only torches and mobile phone lights are used. we are hoping to provide a supply of LED tea-lights for the children.

Your Village Needs YOU

to provide cakes, biscuits and sausage rolls – drop off at the school from 5.30pm.