Remembrance Sunday 2022: when is the Remembrance service in Manchester - order of service, road closures

Remembrance Sunday takes place on the second Sunday in November in Manchester to commemorate the British men and women who have fallen in military conflict
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Held on the second Sunday in November, this year’s Remembrance Sunday in Manchester will take place on November 13, two days after Armistice Day on November 11. The day commemorates soldiers who have fallen in the World Wars and in later military conflict.

Armistice Day is celebrated yearly on November 11 around the Commonwealth, marking the end of the first World War. In the UK, Remembrance Sunday marks the main observance and is held on the Sunday closest to November 11.

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Also known as Poppy Day for the use of red poppies as a symbol, the day is often commemorated with a service as well as a two minute silence to honour those who have fallen in military service. This year’s service of remembrance in Manchester will take place at the war memorial on St Peter’s Square.

Manchester City Council’s Remembrance Sunday 2022 service will start at 10:30 am on Sunday November 13, when veterans and military personnel will march from John Dalton Street to the war memorial. Here, a service will be held followed by a short march to Peter Street.

At 11:00 am, a two-minute silence will be observed. The start and finish of the two minute silence will be marked by the firing of a 105mm gun.

Road closures and tram suspensions in central Manchester on Remembrance Sunday

The Remembrance Sunday service in Manchester means there will be a number of road closures. The following streets will be closed on between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm:

  • John Dalton Street (Deansgate to Cross Street)  
  • Princess Street (Cross Street to Portland Street) - hard closure at Back George Street 
  • Cross Street (Princess Street to King Street)  
  • Peter Street (Deansgate to Oxford Street) - hard closure at Watson street and Hale Street 
  • Mount Street (Windmill Street to Albert Square)  
  • Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)  
  • Southmill Street (Windmill Street to Albert Square)  
  • Bootle Street (Deansgate to Mount Street)  
  • Lloyd Street (Deansgate to Southmill)  
  • Jackson Row (Deansgate to Southmill)  
  • Central Street (Southmill to Mount Street) 
  • Cooper Street (Kennedy to Princess Street)  
  • West Mosely Street (Booth Street to princess Street) 
  • Bow Lane (Clarence Street to Princess Street)  
  • St James’s Square (South King Street to John Dalton Street)  
  • Ridgefield (Mulberry Street to John Dalton Street) 

Parking suspensions will be in operation from 6:00 am.

No trams will run though St Peter’s Square between 10:15 am and 12:30 pm on Sunday November 13.

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