Your guide to area’s Remembrance Sunday services

A pile of the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal. Press Association
A pile of the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal. Press Association

The region will fall silent this weekend as Doncaster, the Isle of Axholme and Dearne Valley join the nation in remembering its war dead on Remembrance Sunday.

Doncaster, Mexborough and Epworth are among the places set to come together to pay respect to servicemen and women, with Remembrance and Armistice Day events.

Tributes will be led by Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones and Civic Mayor, Coun Paul Wray for both Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.

There will be a service of Remembrance at the war memorial on Bennethorpe from 10.45am on Sunday. This will be followed by a parade to the Minster of St George, where a second service will be open to the public at 11.45am.

Services for Armistice Day will commence outside the Mansion House at 10.45am and will include a bugler playing the Last Post, Reveille and the traditional Act of Homage.

Civic Mayor, Coun Wray said: “The Remembrance services are an important opportunity to commemorate the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much in the World Wars and other conflicts. “It is important to reflect and remember the fallen soldiers along with those still serving today.”

The annual wreath laying ceremony will take place in Epworth with ex-servicemen, dignataries and members of the public coming together once more to remember those who gave their lives in battle for their country.

This Sunday’s Remembrance parade and church service commemoration will see those wishing to pay their respects gathering at the Memorial Garden, Albion Hill, Epworth between 10.30am and 10.40, before marching to St Andrew’s Church in the town from 10.45.

The church service, which is open to the public, will then get underway at 10.55.

Then, on Wednesday November 11, Epworth Market Place will be the venue for the annual Armistice Day commemoration.

The Last Post, a two minutes silence and Reveille will take place from 11am.

In Mexborough, the annual parade will leave the police station car park on Sunday at 10.15am and turn down Doncaster Road, to the war memorial in Castle Hills Park for a service.

Members of the public can join at about 10.45am. In addition there will also be another service in York Square, Mexborough on Armistice Day, November 11 from 10.30am for 11am.

A church service will be held in St Margaret’s Church, Swinton at 9am prior to a service at the nearby memorial at 10.50am, with St. Thomas’s at Kilnhurst hosting a service at 10am ahead of wreath laying at the nearby memorial at 10.50am. In Wath, a parade will leave Burlington Club at 9.30am for All Saints Church for a service at 10am.