Remembrance Sunday 2018

Our Tribute to the Millions

Every year Burwash Parish remembers the sacrifice of men and women in our armed forces in Remembrance Day Services held across the Parish. This year Burwash Parish took part in a nationwide Commemorative Event marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War, paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to preserve our freedom.

The Day’s Events on 11 November included: Remembrance Parades in Burwash Village and Burwash Common, with Church services at St Bartholomew's, Christ the King and St Philip’s.

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute

Burwash Parish Council hosted two events as part of the Nationwide Commemoration. There were evening services at the Beacons in Swan Meadow and on Burwash Weald and Common Memorial Playing Fields. These included the lighting of Beacons and playing a tape of local people reading the roll call of names of those who fell in the 1st World War.  The Churches of Burwash joined cathedrals and churches across the country in ringing out their bells in celebration of Peace.


They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
We will remember them

The concrete bench opposite The Garstons is now cloaked in ceramic poppy tiles, a permanent memorial to the men and women of this Parish who died in the First World War. The Bench was tiled and refurbished by a team led by Burwash Potter Mary Clarke, following a commission from Burwash Parish Council.






For a full list of events this month, please click here to go to the Burwash Parish Diary. If you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via