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.
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.
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.
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.