Southampton Civic Service Feb 6th.

Southampton’s Annual Civic Service, held at St. Mary’s Church near the City centre, was also the occasion for the granting of the Freedom of the City of Southampton to the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan.

Dame Mary and her husband with the Mayor of Southampton and the Mace Bearers.

Dame Mary and her husband with the Mayor of Southampton and the Mace Bearers.

We gathered in the Hub at the City College, before processing to the church, preceded by the Mace Bearers.

The service was conducted by Reverend Dr. Julian Davies, the Rector of Southampton, and Reverend Celia Parkes, the assistant priest. Also participating were the Port Chaplain, Reverend Andrew Huckett and the Bishop of Southampton, the Right Reverend Dr. Jonathon Frost.

Processing from St. Mary's.

Processing from St. Mary’s.

Choral music was supplied by two choirs, St. Mary’s Singers and the Central Hall Community Choir.

During the service Dame Mary was presented with her scroll of office, and at the conclusion we processed back to the Hub for light refreshments, supplied by the catering and hospitality students.

One Response to “Southampton Civic Service Feb 6th.”

  1. themayorofhavant Says:

    I update the blog every day whilst events are still fresh in my mind. Lots of photo’s make the blog more interesting as well.

    Good luck.

    Leah Turner

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