REMEMBRANCE services are being planned across Oxfordshire this Sunday (November 13) to commemorate the contribution of the Armed Forces and their families from Britain and the Commonwealth.

The day commemorates and remembers those who fought in the first and second World Wars as well as later conflicts and people across the country traditionally wear a poppy.

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Here's our list of events taking place on Sunday around the county: 



Military units will be joined by community groups and organisations at the junction of Beaumont Street and St Giles’ at 10 am. 

They will march to St Giles’ from 10.30 am for a 10.45 service.

The church service will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11 am. 

Where: St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LZ, United Kingdom

When: 10 am on Sunday, November 13



Town councillors and representatives from the British Legion, armed forces, units, clubs, societies and civic leaders will come together for a Remembrance Service which is held in St Helen’s Church, East St Helen Street at 10am.

After the service, they will make their way to the War Memorial to join in the Act of Remembrance at 11am, where a ceremony and the laying of wreaths take place.



A parade will also take place in the town centre of Banbury from 10am.

Organised by Banbury Town Council and described as the largest parade of the year, it will feature serving members of the military, veterans, cadet forces and civic party dignitaries.

The church service will be held at St Mary's and will be followed by the laying of the wreaths at the memorial in the People's Park before the parade concludes in Broad Street.



A civic service will start at 10.55am at St Edburg’s Church, where representatives from the town council, the resident UK Army regiment, a contingent from the USAF and organisations including scouts, guides and local groups.

After the service, a parade will leave Church Street at approximately 12pm and begin making its way to the Market Square where a salute will be taken.

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  • Remembrance parade organised by Carterton Town Council with St John’s church, RAF Brize Norton and the Royal British Legion.

Where: St John’s Church, Burford Rd, Carterton

When: 10:45am on Sunday, November 13


  • War Memorial service led by Reverend Katie Welborn from St John the Evangelist Church. The gates surrounding the War Memorial will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm for anyone who would like to leave a tribute.

Where: War Memorial, Adjacent to the Town Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton

When: 11am on Friday, November 11


Chipping Norton

  • Service of remembrance and parade organised by Chipping Norton Royal British Legion

Where: Market Street, Chipping Norton

When: 9:50am on Sunday, November 13


  • Remembrance Service at St Mary's Church

Where: St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton

When: 10:30am on Sunday, November 13



There will be a remembrance day parade and service starting on Broadway.

Where: Edinburg Drive, Didcot

When: 2.40pm on Sunday, November 13

The parade will start from Edinburgh Drive at 2.40pm and the service at Smallbone Recreation Ground will commence at approximately 3pm.

The civic hall carpark will be closed from Saturday evening until Monday morning.

The following roads will be closed on Sunday from 2:15pm to 3pm:

• Broadway at its junction with Ernest Road to its junction with Vicarage Road

• Newlands Avenue at its junction with Broadway

• St Peters Road at its junction with Broadway

• St Andrews Road at its junction with Broadway

• Haydon Road at its junction with Broadway

• Britwell Road and Blenheim Close to its junction with Broadway



There will be a remembrance service and parade at the War Memorial. 

  • There will be a parade by marching groups, the Bugler sounding the last post and a fly past, followed with the readings of the names on the war memorial followed by wreath laying. This year there won’t be a War Memorial Exhibition in the Town Hall.

Where: Market Place, Wallingford

When: 10:45am on Sunday, November 13


  • Act of Remembrance at Lych Gate War Memorial followed by a Remembrance Service at St Mary Magdalene's Church

Where: St Mary Magdalene's Church, The Street, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford

When: 10:45am on Sunday, November 13



There will be a High street parade and wreath laying accompanied by the Watlington Concert Band.  

Where: start at the Town Hall, High Street, Watlington

When: 10:30am  




  • St Mary’s the Virgin Remembrance Service

Where: St Mary the Virgin, Church Green, Witney

When: 11:30am on Sunday, November 13



  • Act of Remembrance followed by Civic Remembrance Day Service at St Mary Magdalene Church

Where: St Mary Magdalene Church, Park Street, Woodstock

When: 10:45am on Sunday, November 13


  • Parish Eucharist followed by Act of Remembrance in Baldon

Where: St Martin's Church, Church Street Bladon

When: 9:30am on Sunday, November 13



  • Yarnton Village Act of Remembrance

Where: Rutten Lane, War Memorial

When: 10:50am on Sunday, November 13


  • More services on the same day:
  • Act of Remembrance

Where: Holy Cross, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Kidlington

When: 10:50am on Sunday, November 13

  • 8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Bartholomew’s, Yarnton
  • 9.30am Parish Communion with Act of Remembrance at St Michael’s, Begbroke
  • 9.30am Parish Communion with Act of Remembrance at St Bartholomew’s, Yarnton


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