18th October 2021

Remembrance in Taunton

The Mayor of Taunton, Councillor Francesca Smith, will lead a programme of events to mark this year’s annual observation of Remembrance.

Cllr Smith will be joined by a civic party including members of Somerset West and Taunton Council for the events which begin with a Dedication of the Field of Remembrance. 

This short service will take place in the churchyard at St Mary Magdalene Church at 10.55am on Thursday 7 November. 

The Remembrance Sunday Service will be held at St Mary Magdalene Church at 9.30am on Sunday 10 November.

The civic party together with a parade of veterans, scouts, guides and cadets, will then march through town where Cllr Smith will take the salute on the steps of the Old Municipal Buildings in Corporation Street at 10.30am.

There will be a brief road closure to allow the civic party and the parade to move towards Vivary Park where the Service of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial at 11am.

The Mayor will also lead Two Minutes Silence in Taunton Town Centre at 11am on Monday 11 November. The service is held each year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, to mark the end of the First World War.