Welcome to the Claines Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
Remembrance Sunday at Claines is a major annual event in our calendar starting with a Parade to Claines Church for wreath laying at the War Memorial followed by a Remembrance Service in Church at 11am.
This event is always well supported by the local community. Everyone who is able to march, Legion member or not, is welcome to join the parade which sets off from the corner of St Anne’s Road at 10.20am for the march to the church. There are always many spectators lining the route.
The Stourport Band continue to lead the parade as they have done for many years, Local Cadet Forces march with us and the local Scout and Guide organisations also join the parade as it passes their Scout HQ in Cornmeadow Lane.
After the service, the parade returns to the Claines Legion Club in Cornmeadow Lane which opens its doors to the whole community for refreshments.
These are very atmospheric occasions with large numbers attending. Claines Church is always packed for the Service of Remembrance, as is the Legion Club for the reception afterwards.
Similar events take place at our two sub-branch War Memorials and Churches in Ombersley and Doverdale and in St John’s and Hallow.