It was blue skies and autumn colours in the Coventry War Memorial Park for the Remembrance Service on Sunday 10 November. Thousands of people attended to pay their respects.

Leading the service was the Bishop of Coventry, Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, who gave the introduction to the service and then the two minute silence. This was followed by a reading by Pastor Eniiwaju Etomi, Senior Pastor of the Holy Ghost Zone Coventry Parish. Prayers were then led by the Very Rev Canon Tom Farrell.

Laying of wreaths took place by members of the armed forces, councillors and representatives from both West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service. The Service concluded with a blessing by the Bishop of Coventry.

The Kohima epitaph followed and was recited by the Chairman of the British Legion No 1 Branch, Mr Gordon Garland: “When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.”

The parade reassembled marching past the saluting base, as they left the park.

Speaking with Very Rev Canon Tom Farrell, he said: "The Remembrance Day Service and Parade reminds the people of Coventry of the suffering of war and terrible destruction of Coventry itself, but it also reminds us that Coventry is known as a city of peace and reconciliation and our prayers and our work for peace is the best way to honour those who died."

Photo Gallery by Con McHugh

Remembrance Sunday 2019