Residents invited to welcome new Mayor of Barnsley

The new Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Steve Green would like to invite residents across the borough to a special Civic Service which marks the beginning of his mayoral year 2018/19. The service will take place on Thursday 14 June, 6.30pm at St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, Barnsley.

The service will be led by Rev Canon Stephen Race, the priest in charge and the Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Brian Bell will be speaking. The congregation will enjoy musical performances from Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir and St Helen’s Primary Academy School Choir. The service will also include a reading from pupils at Outwood Primary Academy Littleworth Grange and prayers will by lead by Carlton Primary Academy. All schools taking part in the service are within the Mayor’s ward, Monk Bretton.

The Mayor, who will be accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Tracey Green, said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting residents from across Barnsley as I celebrate the beginning of my mayoral year.

“I’m also looking forward to welcoming local schools from my ward and involving them in the service. The service will also celebrate the role of volunteers in Barnsley and everything they do within our communities – something I will continue to celebrate throughout the year.”

The date of the service also marks the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Fire. Time will be taken during the service to reflect on and remember all those who have been affected by or lost their lives in the tragic fire.

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