Remembrance Sunday 2023

Posted on: Tuesday 7 November 2023
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Remembrance Sunday is an important date in the nation's annual calendar, and this year takes place on 12 November. 

It presents an opportunity to remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, for the sacrifices made to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life.

It’s also a chance to reflect on the vital role played by the emergency services and those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.

To mark this important occasion, a series of parades and services will take place across the county borough, with some including a wreath laying ceremony. 



  • 10.40am - Parade from the Top Car Park, marching via Broad Street and Ivor Street to the Cenotaph.
  • 11.00am - Wreath laying and service at the Cenotaph.


  • 10.20am - The Parade Assembles on Clomendy Road
  • 10.30am - Parade will form up on Wesley Street.  Parade will move off down Wesley Street onto Cocker Avenue, halting at the lights before Henllys Way. Parade will fall out for marchers to enter Cwmbran Park.
  • 10.50am - Service of Remembrance at Cwmbran Park

New Inn

  • 10.00am - Parade assembles at St Mary’s Church Hall, The Highway, New Inn.
  • 10.10am - Parade moves off to St Mary’s Church.
  • 10.30am - Church Service at St Mary’s.
  • 11.20am - Parade returns to St Mary’s Church Hall.


  • 10.15am - Parade assembles.
  • 10.30am - Parade from Pontnewydd Royal British Legion Club, Station Road, Pontnewydd for wreath laying ceremony and service at the Cenotaph.  A two-minute silence will be observed at 11.00am.      


  • 11.45am - Parade assembles on Commercial Street, Pontypool Town Centre.
  • 12.00noon - Parade moves from assembly point to Memorial Gates, Pontypool for service and wreath laying ceremony; return via Clarence Roundabout.

A detailed breakdown of services taking place on the day can be found on the Torfaen Council website.

Road closures will be in force for a period of 30 minutes before and after the parades finish. 

Torfaen Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Gaynor James, said:

"Remembrance Sunday is a solemn occasion to reflect on the bravery and dedication of those who have fought to protect our freedoms and way of life. We owe it to them to honour their memory and to continue to strive for peace and justice in the world.

"It is also a time to express gratitude to the emergency services personnel who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe."

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