Fallen servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price in conflicts across the globe will be remembered on Armistice Sunday, with a Parade and Service at the War Memorial on Church Green and afterwards at a Church Service at St Mary’s Church, Church Green.
The Remembrance Day Parade and Memorial Service are organised by the Royal British Legion and Churches together in Witney and facilitated and supported by Witney Town Council.
At 10 am Units representing the services, youth and other organisations gather in the Market Square ahead of the Parade.
From 10:15 am you will find members of Witney Town Council staff handing out Service Sheets at various points through Market Square, Buttercross and the roads leading to these. You can download a service sheet here. Remembrance Service Sheet
The service does not change from year to year, though the wreath laying information may differ from the order listed.
At 10:40 am Units, under their direction of their leaders, will move onto High Street. The parade will form up behind the crossing in middle of the high street ready to march off at 10:45 am in two columns either side of the high street under direction of the Parade Marshal and headed up by Witney Town Band.
Ministers and congregation from St Mary’s join the others at the War Memorial. A short service follows which includes The Last Post played by a bugler, followed by 2 minutes silence and then the Reveille. The Wreath Laying Ceremony follows and then all are welcome at St Mary’s Church for the Civic Service.
Alternative bus stops can be found outside the Methodist Church in High Street and in Welch Way for the period that the road closures are in place.