Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service 2016

Published: Monday, 07 November 2016

In addition to the annual two minute silence on 11 November, Northampton will be honouring members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty with a Remembrance Sunday parade and service.

The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas, will lead a procession of councillors and town dignitaries from The Guildhall to All Saints' Church on Sunday 13 November.

The main parade will form in two parts on the Market Square. The Northampton Pipe Band will lead the first part of the march to All Saints’ Church at 9.30am and will be followed by the second part led by the Air Training Corps Band at 9.35am. The parade will join with the Mayor's procession at All Saints' Church for the Divine Service which starts at 10am.

After the Divine Service the parade will assemble in George Row. The traditional two minutes silence will begin at 11am at the first stroke of All Saints' clock. The laying of designated wreaths and the remembrance service will then follow.

After the service, the parade headed by the Northampton Pipe Band, will make its way to The Guildhall to make the salute before progressing up St Giles Street, into Fish Street and then reaching its final destination in Abington Street.

The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas, said: "Remembrance Sunday is an important time for us to honour and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and all those who have been affected in conflicts. I do hope the local community will join us as we pay our respects.”

For the first time this year, poppies have been installed on lampposts and street furniture along the parade route.

Phillip York, Branch Chairman for the Royal British Legion, said: “It is wonderful to see the large poppies marking the parade route and for this year’s Remembrance Day event in Northampton.  It is great that the town shows such support for its service men and women and their families, and marks the sacrifices they have made for our peace and security today.”