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CIVIC SERVICE PROCESSION & PROTOCOL

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Dear Colleagues
1. Could other District; City and Borough Councils that have Leaders (and Executive Members) please confirm where they put the Leader or Executive Members of the Council in the Civic Procession - if at all?
2. At your Civic Service
(a) do you have sight of the sermon given or prayers of dedication prior to the ceremony?
(b) do you consult with Executive Members/Leader or Corporate Management Team on the content of the Chairman's Civic Service?
Your advice would be appreciated - please personally email if you do not wish to respond on the noticeboard.

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Hello Clare
Canterbury does not hold a Civic service but do have 4 services a year (Easter Sunday, Pentecost, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas Day) which involves a Civic procession into Canterbury Cathedral that includes the Lord Mayors party and the Lady Mayoress' party (the guests of the Lord Mayor's party in the same order). So to answer your questions:
1. All councillors are invited to attend and those that accept, process and are seated in procession
order. The Leader heads the councillors, who are behind former Lord Mayors and Sheriffs who are
still councils but in front of Aldermen, Freemen and senior officers.
2. a) we do not have prior sight of the the Cathedral's order of service.
b) we do not consult anyone other than the Lord Mayor or Chief Executive on matters to do with
Cathedral services.
I hope that this helps.
Best wishes, Marsha

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