The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman is inviting the Borough’s residents to join her at the Mayor’s Parade and Sunday Service which takes place this Sunday, 8 June.
This annual event will see the new Mayor and other civic dignitaries process up Stockton High Street before the Mayor takes the Act of Dedication to the People of the Borough in a special open air service at Parish Gardens.
This year it will be the first time that the Mayor’s Sunday Service has coincided with the annual celebration of Pentecost Sunday by Stockton Churches United. The result will be a lively, contemporary church service with a band and puppets combined with a traditional service led by the Priest-in-Charge of Stockton Parish Church, the Reverend Alan Farish. Members of the public who wish to attend the service should come along to Parish Gardens for 10.30am.
Those wishing to watch or follow the Mayor’s parade should meet in the new car park just south of The Shambles Market Hall at 10.45am where the parade will form up. From there the parade, led by the Salvation Army Band, will travel up the High Street to the northern entrance of Wellington Square Shopping Centre. The Mayor will then lead the parade to Parish Gardens where the civic procession will be welcomed into the service.
Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman, said: “I’d like to encourage residents and visitors alike to come along to the parade and service on 8 June. I’m deeply honoured to be taking the Act of Dedication to serve the people of Stockton Borough. It will be a very special service and occasion for everyone.”
During the service the Mayor will also introduce representatives from her chosen charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Eastern Ravens Trust.