Remembrance celebrations to honour our armed forces community

Barnsley will join the nation to honour the service and sacrifice of our armed forces community across the borough. The Mayor of Barnsley will be attending a number of Remembrance events including:

Thursday 7 November at 7pm – Festival of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Barnsley

Sunday 10 November at 10.40am – Civic Remembrance Sunday event

Monday 11 November at 10.45am – Armistice Day event for local schools and Barnsley College

The Mayor of Barnsley will be leading this year’s Civic Remembrance Sunday event which will take place outside of the town hall. 

The Mayor will be joined by veterans and representatives from serving organisations, the emergency services and other local organisations. Barnsley Metropolitan Band and Barnsley Singers will be performing throughout the service.

A two minute silence will be held at 11am to commemorate the fallen. The Deputy Lieutenant will lay the first wreath by the War Memorial followed by the Mayor, and a special service will be held by Father Stephen Race. A parade will also march in the town centre to show gratitude to our servicemen and women.

Cllr Pauline Markham, the Mayor of Barnsley, said: “I am very honoured to be leading this year’s Remembrance service as we pay tribute to all the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the service and it would be wonderful to see as many Barnsley residents as possible come together in honour of our services who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”

Residents are reminded that a number of road closures have been put in place to allow services and parades to take place safely.

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

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