Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Carol Service 2012

St Andrew's Church, Plymouth, Devon

St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, Devon

Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Carol Service took place this evening at the Minster Church of St. Andrew. Whilst it was raining outside, inside the warmth of the glowing candles, which had been lit from the Peace Light from Bethlehem delighted.

Candles at St Andrew's

Candles lit with the Peace light from Bethlehem.

The Lord Mayor, Michael Wright was accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, the High Sheriff of Devon and the Recorder of Plymouth.

The service of nine lessons was read from the scriptures by Jeremy Clark, Assistant Organist at St. Andrew’s, Father Sam Philpott, the Lord Mayor’s Chaplin, Rear Admiral C Johnstone, Flag Officer Sea Training, Ms T Lee, Chief Executive Plymouth City Council, Lieutenant Colonel E Dawes, Commanding Officer, 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, Reverend Steve Nichols, Curate Minister Church of St. Andrew, Judge W Taylor, Recorder of Plymouth and the Lord Mayor.

Minster Church of St. Andrew Candle Ring

Minster Church of St Andrew Candle Ring

The collection from the well attended congregation will go to support the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund, Parkinsons UK.

St. Andrew’s Choir sang a range of Christmas songs and the organ was played by the Assistant Organist Jeremy Clark.

The church was decorated with a tall Christmas tree, flowers and a nativity arrangement.

Christmas Tree St. Andrew's 2012

Christmas Tree St. Andrew’s 2012


Plymouth’s 29 Commando RA Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary With The People Of Plymouth



29 Commando Royal Artillery celebrated their 50th Anniversary by marching with veterans through Plymouth City Centre and to their home at the Royal Citadel, on the Hoe. These are some of the photographs from the day’s events.


29 Commando Gunners 50th Anniversary Parade

29 Commando Gunners 50th Anniversary Parade

Plymouth City Centre Saturday 21 July 2012 11.45am

To celebrate their 50th anniversary the 29 Commando Gunners will exercise their freedom to parade their colours through Plymouth  and will march from Buckwell Street down Royal Parade from St Andrew’s Cross roundabout to Derry’s Cross roundabout and back up Royal Parade to the Royal Citadel. The Lord Mayor Michael Wright will take the salute from the troops on Royal Parade.

29 Commando Gunners

29 Commando Gunners
Image: http://www.commandoveterans.org


Plymouth Armed Forces Week Opening Ceremony

On Monday 25th June 2012 at Midday, the Lord and Lady Mayoress will oversee the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag outside the Plymouth Guildhall at the opening ceremony. Details

Union Jack Flag

Union Jack Flag


Lord Mayor’s Day

On Saturday May 19 is Plymouth’s Lord Mayor’s Day Details