Open invitation to the Lord Mayor of Chester's Civic Service

17 May 2016

Residents are invited to join the new Lord Mayor of Chester at her civic service this Sunday (22 May).

The event takes place at Chester Cathedral at 3.30pm, following Councillor Angela Claydon’s investiture as Lord Mayor in a ceremony at Chester Town Hall on Thursday.

Her theme for the next 12 months will be ‘women’ and this will be replicated in the civic service and throughout her charity work.

Councillor Claydon’s charities for the civic year are the Countess of Chester Breast Care Trust Fund, Chester Women’s Aid and Ellesmere Port and Neston Special Olympics.

She will supported during her civic year by the Sheriff of Chester, Councillor Myles Hogg, and the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Razia Daniels.

Councillor Claydon is not new to the civic world of the city of Chester, as she was Sheriff in 2013-14. 

Her career was based around teaching and she has a strong interest in education, politics, reading, theatre, music, travel, family history and her family.

The Lord Mayor said: “I am honoured and delighted to serve as Lord Mayor of Chester for this civic year.

“I am looking forward to meeting all the different groups of people, whose often unsung work and dedication helps to make this city a great place to live, work and visit.  

“I hope that all residents will support my charity fundraising events, and will be able to join me in celebration at the Civic Service at the Cathedral on Sunday - it is open to everyone.” During the service, which will be led by the Vice-Dean of the Cathedral, Canon Peter Howell-Jones, there will be readings by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nicole Meardon, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, and Steve Robinson, Town Clerk and Chief Executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The Mayor's Chaplain, the Reverend Antony Dutton, will give an address and Councillor Myles Hogg, Sheriff of Chester, will lead the prayers. Music will be provided by the Cathedral Choir.

Representatives from the emergency services, military and judiciary organisations, VIPs and mayors from neighbouring towns and cities have been invited to the service.

The Lord Mayor would welcome anyone from across the borough or any visitors who wish to attend.

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