Humanists to join Chichester remembrance service

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THE brave soldiers who gave their lives during the first world war will be marked in the Chichester area on Sunday, (November 9).

In Chichester, humanists will lay a wreath to commemorate ‘the non-religious service personnel who died in the line of duty’, as part of the city’s tribute to the fallen.

This is the first time Chichester Humanists have attended the war memorial officially to lay a wreath.

The group said because of the ‘strong religious nature of the city council’s ceremony’, it would be inappropriate for them to be part of the 11am service.

The main service starts with a parade from East Street at 10.30am, finishing at the war memorial in Litten Gardens.

After the main service has finished, the humanists will attend to lay a wreath.

The group will meet at the Nag’s Head Pub, in St Pancras, at 11.45am on Remembrance Sunday and lay the wreath in Litten Gardens around 12.15pm.