Remembrance Day parade and service

Published Monday, 6th November 2017

Rotherham will remember its fallen this weekend with the annual service and wreath-laying ceremony in the town centre.

On Sunday 12 November, the annual Parade and Service of Remembrance will take place at Rotherham Minster.

Starting at 9.45am the church service will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and the two minutes silence at 11am at the Rotherham Cenotaph in the town's Clifton Park.

Led by the South Yorkshire Police Band, the parade will leave Effingham Street at 9.15am and will comprise a civic party led by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan.

The party will include the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Andrew Coombes; the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Alan Buckley; Rotherham Council’s Chief Executive, Sharon Kemp, the Leader of the authority, Cllr Chris Read; and local MP John Healey.

The parade will also include representatives of the Royal British Legion and other local armed forces organisations, cadets and uniformed services.

The service will be conducted by the Vicar of Rotherham, the Reverend Reid Humble, and will be followed by an 11am Service of Remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph. The event will conclude with a march past of Rotherham Town Hall, with the Mayor and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant taking the salute.

On Armistice Day itself, Saturday 11 November - an Act of Remembrance will take place at 11am in All Saints' Square, Rotherham, led by Reverend Humble and the Royal British Legion.