Westminster Abbey's Annual Civic Service was held on Sunday 7 July 2013
Monday, 8th July 2013
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, welcomed The Lord Mayor of Westminster and Deputy High Steward of the Abbey, Councillor Sarah Richardson, and other City of Westminster councillors to Westminster Abbey for the Civic Service on Sunday 7th July.
The annual service marks the historic links between Westminster Abbey and the City of Westminster.
The Bidding was given by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, who also pronounced the Blessing. The Address was given by the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend Joanna Jepson.
Lessons were read by the Leader of Westminster City Council, Cllr Philippa Roe (Isaiah 58: 6-12); and the Lord Mayor (Revelation 21:1-5A).