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Remembrance Day 2023: Here are the services and parades taking place across Torfaen

Hundreds of people marched through Old Cwmbran today for the Remembrance Day parade
The 2017 Remembrance Day parade in Cwmbran

A series of parades and services will take place across Torfaen on Sunday 12 November to mark Remembrance Sunday.

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.”

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

Remembrance Parades in Torfaen


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

11.30am – parade will reform on Cocker Avenue, returning to Wesley Street for Service at St Gabriel’s Church

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.

Remembrance Services in Torfaen

Abersychan (Garn Wen Mountain)

9.30am – For those wishing to walk to Garn Wen, meet at Waterworks Lane Bridge.

11.00am – A short service of Remembrance will take place at the stone commemorating the Blenheim Bomber crash in 1940 on Garn Wen above Abersychan.

A wreath will be laid and a two minute silence will be observed.

Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon

10.45am – Service of Remembrance at Woodland Road Centre Car Park.


10.45am- Memorial Oak Tree and Cross in Henllys Nature Reserve. It’s muddy at the moment so please wear suitable footwear.


10.30am – Service at St Hilda’s Church.

11.45am – Wreath laying at Panteg Cemetery.


10.45am – Service and wreath laying at St Cadoc’s Church Military Chapel, Trevethin


10.45am – Service at Pontrhydyrun Baptist Church


10.00am – Service at The Salvation Army, Pontypool

10.30am – Service at Crane Street Baptist Church

10.45am – Service at St Cadoc’s Church, Trevethin, Pontypool

11.00am – Mass at St Albans RC Church, George Street, Pontypool




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Remembrance Day 2023: Here are the services and parades taking place across Torfaen