Fallen servicemen and women will be remembered on Armistice Sunday, with a service at the War Memorial on Church Green and afterwards at a Church Service at St Mary’s Church.

The Remembrance Day Memorial Service is organised by the Witney Town Council and Churches together in Witney.

From around 10.30 am members of Witney Town Council staff will be handing out Service Sheets at various points through Market Square, Buttercross and the adjoining roads.

To support the town council's efforts to use less paper, you can also download a service sheet from their website.

As people gather, Ministers and congregation from St Mary’s join the others at the War Memorial. A short service follows which includes The Last Post played by a bugler, followed by two minutes silence and then the Reveille. The wreath laying follows and the service at the Memorial concludes and members of the public and others who wish to, may lay wreaths.

All are welcome at St Mary’s Church for the Civic Service.

A road closure map can be found on the Town Council website - alternative bus stops can be found outside the Methodist Church in High Street and in Welch Way for the period that the road closures are in place.

This year the service at the War Memorial is to be made a little shorter at the request of the Witney branch of The Royal British Legion.

A major change is that there will be no parade this year. Instead, groups and organisations that wish to, can meet in their own groups and make their own way to the memorial following after the service, rather than as an official procession.

The wreath laying element of the ceremony has also been scaled back with just 11 wreaths being laid as part of the service - previously up to 40-plus wreaths have been laid which takes a considerable amount of time.

The changes were made out of respect for the ageing veterans who took part in the parade, and to limit the amount of standing time for them, and some of the very young that traditionally attend to pay their respects.

As usual the Town Band and Witney clergy will attend the memorial to provide the music, readings and prayers for the service, which will include the readings by the RBL.