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Westminster Abbey's Annual Civic Service was held on Sunday 7 July 2013

Monday, 8th July 2013

Westminster Abbey's Annual Civic Service was held on Sunday 7 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).

Prayers were led by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Minor Canon and Sacrist of Westminster and were said by the Venerable Dr Jane Hedges, Canon of Westminster.

The service was sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by the Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O’Donnell. The organ was played by Martin Ford, Assistant Organist. Music before the service was played by Peter Holder, Organ Scholar.

A collection was taken for the Sir Simon Milton Foundation

See also:

The Order of Service (PDF, KB) 

The Address given by the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend Joanna Jepson

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