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Mayors Blog – Week Ending 8th September 2013

Posted on 12th September 2013

Mayors Blog week ending Sept 8th 2013

Tuesday 3rd Sept – My Consort, Andy and I attended the welcome service of the new minister Anna Flindell at the Methodist Church in Chard. This service was attended not just by the people who worship at the Methodist Church but also by members of the other churches in Chard and it was lovely to see Chard churches together in action as they all welcomed Anna.

On Thursday 5th Sept – It was my honour to crown Patience Scott, the carnival princess for 2013, at the Lordleaze Hotel in Chard. Patience is looking forward to the Carnival and is going to look beautiful in her new dress, made especially for her.  I’m sure she will be busy over the next year at Carnival events. Well done Patience!

On Sunday 8th Sept we attended two church services; in the morning Andy, Mark Hambrey (my mace bearer) and some of the town councillors attended this year’s Battle of Britain service. The service was very moving and the sermon full of interesting facts, for example,  Winston Churchill’s famous speech “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”, referred to this battle.

Afterwards we had tea in the church rooms before leaving to go to Burnham on Sea for the Mayor’s civic service. We just managed to dodge the rain showers whilst processing to and from the Princess Rooms and the Church. The Mayor gave his civic awards to local people including the BMX world champion who was born in Burnham and there was a good selection of local music within the church both modern and traditional.