Remembrance Day Commemorations - Sunday 12th November 2023
Remembrance Sunday is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.
We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.
Dronfield Town Council would like to invite the community to come together to honour those who served and remember their sacrifice on Sunday 12th November 2023.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and we invite former servicemen and women – or their relatives – to wear their medals and take part. The medals awarded to a deceased Service / ex – Service person may be worn on the right breast by a near relative (mother, father, sister, brother, wife, husband, daughter, or son)
The naming of the war dead will be read out before local groups and organisations lay wreaths at the base of the Memorial. This will be followed by further hymns and prayers before the parade makes its way back down the High Street to School Lane.
Following the service, the Parade will move off, halting outside the Parish Church to give those wishing to attend the final indoor part of the service the opportunity to enter the Church, prior to the Parade's dismissal in School Lane.
Remembrance Day Parade
A service will take place at the War Memorial outside Dronfield Library on Sunday 12th November 2023. Arrangements for this years' service are as follows;
10.15 am Assemble in School Lane where a nominated representative from each organisation taking part is requested to make their presence known to the Parade Marshall of the Air Training Corps
10.35 am Parade to move off
10.55 am Hymn and Last Post at War Memorial
11.00 am Two minutes silence
11.02 am Act of Homage / Naming of War Dead / Laying of wreaths / Prayers and hymn / National Anthem
11.15 am Parade re-assembles
Rev. Ian Price will officiate at the outdoor service; the Sheffield Concert Band and the Parish Church Choir will be present in the Library Gardens and the Parish Church wardens will distribute printed orders of service.
Following the service, the Parade will move off and halt outside the Parish Church to give those wishing to attend the final indoor part of the service the opportunity to enter the Church prior to the Parade's dismissal in School Lane.
A collection will be taken in Church, the proceeds of which will be sent to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Please be advised that there will be road closures in place from 09:45 until 12:00 on High Street, Church Street, Lea Road and School Lane to enable the parade to take place.
Please note that the road closures will affect access to the Civic Centre car park, as vehicles will not be able to get in or out during this time. Where possible every step will be taken to minimise the impact of the road closures.
Please use the car park on Farwater Lane for unrestricted car park access.
Posted: Tue, 31 Oct 2023 09:43 by Michael Keys