Memories of my Mayoral Civic Service
My key themes for this mayoral year is Communication, Community and Kindness – which I discussed during the service.
The service itself was a great happy and uplifting event, with many people attending, including various members of our community, several dignitaries and members of my family and friends.
There was some beautiful hymns chosen and other songs performed, which included a large group who came from the congregation joining me in an Acapella gospel song.
The Town Clerk, Sarah Richards gave a lovely reading and Rafa Mendes-Browne performed an acoustic guitar song as the choir, dignitaries, and congregation left the service.
There were representatives from three of our local churches, (Methodist, Baptist and Church of England) who all read a joint prayer during the service.
Attendees were asked to make donations to the mayors chosen charities, Papyrus and The Big C.
Many in the community and the council prepared a myriad of different cakes and savoury food for consumption at the end of the service.
The event will be something I will never forget.