Councillor McPherson said that he was “pleased” that the events would be held in person this yearChris Sansbury/UNSPLASH

The Mayor of Cambridge, Russ McPherson, will represent the city in marking Remembrance Sunday.

Shortly before 11:00am, the Mayor will lead a procession from Station Road to the war memorial on Hills Road, whilst playing the bagpipes.

Another procession, which will travel to the commemorative service at Great St. Mary’s, will take place at the same time. The service will be led by the Reverend Devin McClachlan, and the Deputy Mayor Mark Ashton, will lay a wreath.

The commemorative service will be covered live from 10.30am on Cambridge 105 Radio, and will be live-streamed from their website.

Both services will pause for the two minutes silence at 11:00am.

Councillor McPherson said that he was “pleased” that the events would be held in person this year, after the pandemic caused last year’s events to be moved online.

He commented: “After last year’s Remembrance events were affected by the pandemic and lockdown, I am very pleased that we will be able to meet up in person to mark Remembrance Sunday this year. As always it will be a great honour to represent the city of Cambridge on this solemn occasion.

“I hope that all Cambridge residents will take a moment during the coming days to join me in remembering the sacrifices made by so many of their fellow Cambridge residents in two world wars and in other conflicts since then.”

Cambridge Colleges will also hold Evensongs and special services to mark Remembrance Sunday.

The Peterhouse College Evensong will take place at 6pm at the chapel, and will be livestreamed. Professor David Ferguson, the University’s Regius Professor of Divinity, will attend as a guest preacher, and there will be a two minutes silence.


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The Inter Alios Choir -the joint choir for Murray Edwards and Churchill College - will hold an Evensong at 5:45pm at the Churchill College Chapel.

Trinity, St. John’s and Jesus College will hold special services in their chapels shortly before 11:00am.

Clare College will hold a Choral Service of Remembrance at 10:45am, which will include the two minutes silence at 11:00am, a selection of songs and hymns, and an address given by the Reverend Dr Mark Smith.

The College also held a two-minute silence at Memorial Court on Thursday (11/11), and a wreath was laid at the war memorial.