It’s at this time of year that we remember the sacrifices made by those who served and serve in the armed forces. Remembrance Sunday is observed this year Sunday 12 November, and we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the events taking place around the region.

Leicester Victoria Park War Memorial

The traditional Leicester Remembrance parade will take place at the War Memorial in Victoria Park from 10.45am, conducted by the Bishop of Leicester. A parade of military and civilian groups will march from De Montfort Hall to the War Memorial and Official wreaths will be laid by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur OBE and The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Dr Susan Barton, together with representatives from local emergency services, military units and faith representatives before the two-minute silence is observed.

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This year’s Remembrance event will take place at the Carillon Tower in Queens Park. A parade will begin at the Market Place at 10.20am, making its way to the Carillion where the service will start at 10.50am.  followed by a parade to the Market Place, where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place. The museum will be open from 12pm to 3pm, with free admission.


This years’ service will be led by Reverand Ian Hill of St Mary’s Church at the Argents Mead war memorial. The service will begin just before 11am but members of the public are asked to arrive by 10.45am. There will a parade from the hospital car park on Mount Road to the war memorial before the service. Following the service, there will be a parade down Castle Street, through the Market Place - where a salute will be taken - and into St Mary’s Road.

Melton Mowbray

The Remembrance parade will start in Chapel Street car park at 10.20am and will head down King Street, Sage Cross Street, Sherrard Street and Church Street to St Mary’s Parish Church for a service starting at 10.50am. Following the service, the parade will re-form at 11.50am in Burton Street and march down Leicester Street, past the dais in the Market Place to the Memorial Gardens where wreaths will be laid in a small ceremony.


North West Leicestershire will remember and reflect on the sacrifices of fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service and parade on Sunday 12 November 12. The parade will leave Christ Church at 10.30am, passing along Hotel Street and High Street, with a service to mark the two minutes silence and wreath laying at the War Memorial in Memorial Square. During the two minutes silence, poppy petals will be released from the top of the Memorial Clock Tower. There will also be an Armistice Day Service at the War Memorial in Coalville on Saturday November 11 at 11am.

Market Harborough

On Armistice Day, 11 November, the Market Harborough Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will be holding a short ceremony and two-minute silence on The Square in Market Harborough at 10.45am.

On Remembrance Sunday, 12 November, a service of Remembrance and parade will take place at St Dionysius Church at 10am. Following the service there will be a parade to the War Memorial on The Square for a two-minute silence and wreath laying ceremony. The Council’s Chairman Cllr Barbara Johnson will attend this ceremony and lay a wreath on behalf of the Council.


There will be a service of Remembrance and parade in Lutterworth on Remembrance Sunday. Starting at the Wycliffe Rooms at 10.30am, marching around the town centre to arrive at the War Memorial Gardens, where an act of Remembrance will commence at 10.45am. The council’s Armed Forces Champion Cllr Jo Asher will attend this ceremony and lay a wreath.  


Syston's parade starts at 10.30am in Melton Road on Sunday, November 12. For the first time, the Syston pipes and drums band will be joining the parade.


The Wigston parade, organised by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, will start at 10.30am on Sunday 12 November. The parade will travel from Peace Memorial Park to All Saints’ Church and will be followed by a Remembrance Service inside the church.

A Remembrance Service will also be held at St Thomas the Apostle Church in South Wigston from 10am on Sunday, November 12, with the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial on Blaby Road at 10.55am.

Remembrance Day itself will also be marked with a service, which will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 11, at Peace Memorial Park, Wigston, organised by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. All are welcome to attend.


The Oadby parade, organised by the Oadby Royal British Legion, will take place at 2pm on Sunday, 12 November. The parade will travel from Sandhurst Street car park and along the Parade until it reaches St Peter’s Church, where a service will take place.




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