The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Steve Green will be leading Barnsley’s Civic Remembrance Day commemorations on Sunday 11 November outside the town hall. This year’s Remembrance Sunday service marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and honours our armed forces that made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Mayor will lead the civic party procession from the town hall just before 11am where they will then congregate around the War Memorial in front of the town hall. The Mayor will be joined by the Leader of the council, Chief Executive, veterans and representatives from serving organisations, the emergency services and other local organisations.
Barnsley will unite with the nation at 11am as the Mayor observes the two minute silence. A buglar will mark the end of the two minute silence and the Mayor will lead the laying of the poppy wreaths. A special service will then be led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Brian TB Bell SSC.
The service will feature songs by local choir, the Barnsley Singers, who will be accompanied by Barnsley Metropolitan band and include a special hymn written especially to reflect the 100th year anniversary of the end of the First World War.
After the service, the Mayor will take the salute as representatives from local serving organisations including veterans, cadets, St John’s Ambulance Brigade and scouts take part in a parade to march past the town hall.
After the service, the Mayor will attend the Civic Church of Barnsley, St Mary’s Church for the unveiling of the replica Barnsley PALS flags at 12.15pm, followed by ringing of the church bells at 12.30pm.
The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Steve Green, said: “I am very honoured to be leading Barnsley’s Remembrance Day commemorations this year as we pay tribute to all the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year’s commemorations are particularly special with Armistice Day falling on the same day as Remembrance Sunday – as well as the centenary of the end of the First World War.
“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 service men who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”
For more information on the activities, services and events taking place across the borough to remember the First World War, please follow this link. You can also follow this link to this useful guide.