About Oxford City Remembrance Sunday Service 2022
The Lord Mayor of Oxford, in partnership with the Oxford City branch of the Royal British Legion, is set to host a Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial in St Giles’ on Sunday (13 November 2021).
Last year’s Remembrance Sunday was especially significant as it marked the centenary of the Royal British Legion, and you can view highlights from the 2021 parade here. In 2020, the parade was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lord Mayor of Oxford will be joined by military units, uniformed organisations, community groups, civic dignitaries, residents and visitors from across the county to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Remembrance Sunday takes place on the second Sunday in November and honours those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure and protect our freedom.
Military units, organisations and community groups will gather for 10.00am at the junction of Beaumont Street and St Giles’. They will then march up St Giles’ from 10.30am and be followed by the civic procession that will depart from St John’s College at 10.40am.
The service will start at 10.45am, with a two-minute silence at 11.00am.
The order of service based on previous years is likely as follows:
- Welcome: Lord Mayor of Oxford and the City Rector of Oxford
- Act of Penitence: City Rector of Oxford
- Messages of Remembrance from Oxford’s faith leaders:
- Oxford Jewish Community
- Oxford Muslim Community
- Oxford Hindu Community
- Quakers Community
- Oxford Humanist Community
- The Flowers of the Forest: a lament by Scott Weston
- Exhortation and Kohima
- Act of Remembrance
- The Last Post, the Great Silence and the Reveille
- Act of Commitment: Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
- The Lord’s Prayer: City Rector of Oxford
- The Blessing: City Rector of Oxford
- The National Anthem
Expect road closures and parking suspension from 12.01am to 2.00pm on Sunday 13 November. See details of road closures in 2021 here.