Remembrance Day and Armistice Day

Armistice Day

Saturday 11 November 2023, 11am 

Armistice Day is marked every year and commemorates the official cessation of hostilities in the First World War at 11am on 11 November 1918.

The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Robert Taylor, will lay a wreath at All Saints' Square in Rotherham and mark the two minute silence on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Members of the public are invited to attend this short ceremony and join the two-minute silence.

Remembrance Parade

Sunday 12 November 2023, 10.35am to 11.35am

Rotherham will come together to remember its fallen servicemembers from past and recent conflicts on Sunday the 12th of November for Remembrance Sunday. This year’s event will once again be held entirely outdoors and contained within Clifton Park.

The parade will depart from outside the Garden House, Clifton Park at 10.35am and make its way through the park towards the Fun Park, past the Bandstand and down to the Cenotaph War Memorial, with uniformed groups, veterans and key organisations taking part. The parade will arrive at its destination at approximately 10.50am, with observers advised to use a quicker route down to the Cenotaph War Memorial.

From 10.55am, a service will take place led by the Reverend Canon Phil Batchford from Rotherham Minster, with the Act of Remembrance, national two-minute silence and wreath laying at the Cenotaph War Memorial. Mayor Councillor Robert Taylor will lay a wreath on behalf of the borough. Members of the public are advised to lay their wreaths after the official event has concluded.

On conclusion of the service, from 11.25am the parade will make its way back up to Garden House where the Mayor and Deputy-Lieutenant will take the salute.


It is advisable to use car park in Clifton Park that is accessed via Doncaster Road (S65 2BH). There will be no public parking in the Museum Car Park for the duration of the event. 

There is also free all day parking on Sundays at all town centre council owned car parks, except Wellgate multi-storey which is closed on Sundays.

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