Invite to the Armistice100 service at North Baddesley

Join the observance of the Silence for #Armistice100 at St John the Baptist. Service begins at All Saint, in the centre of the village, before processing up Nutburn Road to this ancient church.

This terrible anniversary #Armistice100 will be marked at St John the Baptist, as each succeeding Remembrance day has been. By tradition, since the building of All Saints church in the village, the service begins there at 0945 with a brief service before a procession up Nutburn Road to St John the Baptist for the Act of Remembrance and the Silence.

Ian Wyllie said: ‘It was a great pleasure to be up at St John the Baptist this afternoon. There was a continual stream of visitors to the Over the Top poppy cascade which is open 10am - 4pm every day until 17 November We saw a complete age range from babes in arms to families bringing elderly relatives to pay their respects. There were also a brace of photographers - who are warmly welcomed.

Over the Top and the exhibition in the Church of St John the Baptist remains open until 17/11/18

Access information

Please be aware there are no toilets at St John the Baptist.

For those with disabilities or with elderly relatives who are worried that they may not be able to walk the full one mile distance up Nutburn Road we recommend:

  • that you either join us for the service at All Saints, or meet the procession at St John the Baptist at 1045. It is not recommended that you try to drive the processional route because of the risk to the procession which will be escorted.
  • those using manual wheelchairs, please be aware Nutburn Road is steep and that the burial ground at St John the Baptist is soft grass. If you will be attending in a manual wheelchair and think you might need assistance please contact us via and we will try to pair you up with a pushing buddy.


Good Afternoon, I’d like to welcome you to Over the Top, a poppy cascade made by the people of North Baddesley of from 4200 handcrafted poppies. It’s an amazing tribute and memorial to those who died in the First World War and in all wars since. I’d also live to welcome you to the Remembrance service here at this church on Sunday. The service begins at 0945 in North Baddesley at All Saints Church. From there we will process up this road to St John’s Church where the silence will occur at 11am. Please don’t hesitate to bring children or young folk to this historic day. We’d love to see you. Thank you.

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