Manchester to ‘remember the fallen’ with ceremony and parade this Remembrance Sunday

Manchester will fall silent on Sunday 13 November.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 8th November 2022

Manchester is to fall silent as the city “remembers the fallen” during the annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations this weekend.

Just as it does each year, Manchester City Council has now revealed the details of how the city will mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend, and has confirmed that the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade will set off  at 10:25am from John Dalton Street.

The Parade will then march from John Dalton Street to the Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square. 

Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations, faith leaders, emergency services, and other uniformed organisations have been invited to pay their respects at the Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square, along with members of the public.

Then at 11am, there will be a two-minute silence.


The start and finish of the traditional silence will be marked by the firing of a 105mm gun, Manchester City Council has confirmed.

Following the two-minute silence, wreaths will then be laid on the Cenotaph by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Reserve Forces represented by the 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, and 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital (Volunteers).


The Royal British Legion will lay a wreath on behalf of ex-service men and women, Manchester Consular Association will do so on behalf of Commonwealth Allies.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), and young faith representatives will also lay wreaths.

At the end of the service, the Parade will proceed to Central Library for the March Past, and the National Anthem will then be played at the end of the March Past to bring the ceremony to a close.

Manchester will “remember the fallen” during the annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations / Credit: Manchester City Council

“Remembrance Sunday gives us an opportunity to reflect on past and present conflicts,” said Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Donna Ludford, ahead of this Sunday’s commemoration.

“It also gives us all a chance to express our respects and think of those who have fought for our country.

“It will be an honour to meet with members of the armed services, faith leaders and the people of Manchester on Sunday and, together, we can mark this solemn day.”

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The Remembrance Sunday event will be live streamed on Facebook. 

After the Parade has left the Cenotaph, the crowd control barriers will be removed and members of the public will have an opportunity to place their tributes around the memorial, Manchester City Council has confirmed.

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