Remembrance Sunday in Hinckley, 2022

Published Friday, 14 October 2022
Photo of crowd gathered at Remembrance service behind large 'cut-out' of a soldier

Residents are being invited to pay their respects at Hinckley’s annual Remembrance Sunday service.

This year's service will be led by the Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Rev Ian Hill, and will take place on Sunday 13 November at the Argents Mead war memorial. The service will begin just before 11am. 

Clergy and church members of different denominations, as well as the Royal British Legion and Veterans Groups, Civic Leaders, representatives of the Guiding, Scouting and Cadet Organisations, will all contribute to the morning’s service.

There will also be a parade from the hospital car park on Mount Road to the war memorial before the service. Following the service, there will be a parade down Castle Street, through the Market Place - where a salute will be taken - and into St Mary’s Road, where the parade will disperse.

All are welcome to attend both the service and the parades, although anyone planning to come along is respectfully asked to ensure they arrive at the memorial gardens by 10:45am.

Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Councillor Dawn Glenville, said:

Our annual Remembrance Sunday service is always an incredibly moving, emotional occasion and I am honoured to be taking part on behalf of the borough. The Mead is always filled with veterans, serving personnel, uniformed organisations and members of the public who come together to pay their respects and to offer their thanks for those who are currently serving, and to those who made huge sacrifices before us.

Please check individual parish council websites and the council’s events page for listings for other Remembrance events and parades throughout the borough.