At the going down of the sun and in the morning this Sunday Helston and its surrounding villages will remember those who have lost their lives to war - and in particular the First World War as the nation marks 100 years since the first Armistice Day.

Commemorations begin at 6am on Sunday, the actual time of the signing of the Armistice, when a lone piper will play the traditional end of battle lament "The Battle's Oe'r" at the grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey - and be joined by pipers around the country, including in Helston.

David Maitland, a Royal Navy piper and member of Kernow Pipes and Drums, will be playing at Helston's war memorial outside St Michael's Church, with others playing at Breage and Lizard Point.

The bell ringers of St Michael's will also be taking part in a nationwide campaign by playing half muffled peals for the 9am Holy Communion service and the 3pm Remembrance Armistice Service.

At 7.05pm the team led by bell captain Robert Woods will then ring a total of 120 call changes in open peal to celebrate peace.

This year in Helston there is to be one combined act of Remembrance in the morning, with a parade involving RNAS Culdrose, youth groups and town organisations all taking part. This will assemble at 10.15am at the top of the Trengrouse Way car park, reading to begin at 10.30am.

The parade will follow a route down The Parade, Meneage Street and Coinagehall Street, to the Remembrance Garden by Grylls Monument. Here there will be a short service, including a two-minute silence at 11am, followed by wreath laying, which is estimated to finish around 11.20am.

In the evening the town will take part in a national lighting of beacons, starting at 6.30pm at Helston Football Club with music from Helston Town Band, followed by a welcome from mayor John Martin who will read the official commemorative poem Tribute to the Millions. The Last Post will then sound at 6.55pm before the lighting of the beacon at 7pm. Culdrose Military Wives Choir will sing from 7.15pm.

In Porthleven there will be two events on Sunday, the first being a service of remembrance at 11am at the war memorial in Peverell Terrace, where people will gather from 10.45am. 

The second is the main parade, which will muster at the Public Hall at 1.45pm, ready to form at 2pm and set off at 2.15pm. Led by Porthleven Band, the procession will make its way to Fore Street Methodist Chapel for a service, followed by another service of remembrance and wreath laying at the war memorial at around 3.15pm. 

Due to St Sithney Church being temporarily for restoration to its floor - and the village war memorial being the church pulpit - church members will join the Porthleven service and lay a wreath afterwards, which will then be brought back to Sithney and placed on the gate of the church porch.

St Keverne's parade will form at 10.40am in Doctor's Hill, before marching to the war memorial in the square for a service of remembrance and wreath laying. In the evening a beacon will be lit, with people assembling from 6.30pm in the field adjacent to the band room and parish council car park. The Last Post will then be sounded at 6.55pm and the beacon lit at 7pm, before the church bells ring out at 7.05pm. There will then be community World War One singing led by St Keverne Maen Voes Choir in St Keverne Church Hall at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments.

Mullion will be holding a special Act of Remembrance by the war memorial in the churchyard at 10.50am, followed by a service at 11am. In the evening St Mellanus will join 1,000 churches nationwide in Ringing for Peace Armistice 100 from 7.05pm, with the lighting of candles. There is also a 10.45am service in the chapel. 

In Cury there will be a combined Methodist and Anglian service at the parish church at 9.15am. At 6.30pm St Corentyn's Church will also hold a Light a Candle Service to remember those involved in World War One and any conflict. At 7.05pm the bells will be rung to join with the nationwide peal.

The services in Mawgan on Remembrance Sunday are a Eucharist at 9.30am in the church and a short service at the War Memorial at 10.40am, both taken by Rev John Ough.

There will be a short service of Remembrance and Eucharist at 9.30am in Germoe Church, which should give time for those who wish to attend the parade and Remembrance service at Breage for 11am. Wreaths will also be laid at Germoe War Memorial on Tregonning Hill at 11am.

Due to the number of Remembrance events taking place on Sunday, some villages will be holding their commemoration this Friday - Godolphin being one of them.

People will gather at the Old Chapel Community Centre at 10.30am for the laying of wreaths at 10.50am. Godolphin School's choir will sing and some of the children will read poems, with uniformed personnel from 700 squadron at RNAS Culdrose in attendance and a bugler sounding the Last Post.

After the service, at around 11.15m, everyone will be invited to the Old Chapel for refreshments and to see a display of memorabilia from World War One and World War Two, with examples of food available during the war years as well as ration books, pictures and campaign information.