Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day is observed every year in Haverhill with a convoy of military vehicles through town, flag raising ceremony and other events and activities. This year, Haverhill Churchyard, along with Market Square and St Mary's Church, will be the focus for these activities.
Armed Forces Day: Saturday 26th June
Haverhill Town Council are planning a whole day of activities, beginning with a convoy of historic military vehicles and emergency vehicles, which will begin at 11am, moving around the town to arrive at Market Square about 40 minutes later. For more information about the route, see the Haverhill Arts Centre website. There will then be entertainment and a bring-your-own picnic in the churchyard, organised by the Town Council.
Throughout the day, the Friends of St Mary's will be holding a tower open day, so you can climb to the top of the tower and see this spectacular view of the town for yourself, including a birds-eye view of the vehicles in the square below. Note that the ringing chamber will not be open on this occasion. St Mary's will also be open for refreshments all day.
At 1pm there will be a flag raising ceremony in Market Square, when flags of the Army, Navy and Air Force will be raised. St Mary's will be flying the Armed Forces Day flag for the day from our tower.
Flag Raising Service: Monday 21st June
Earlier in the week, there will be a short service at which the Armed Forces Day flag will be raised on Market Square, with prayers offered for all those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces, and for world peace and security. This will be attended by the Mayor and by representatives of the Royal British Legion, and all are welcome to join us at 2pm.