Civic Sunday and Armed Forces service 18 June

Posted on Thursday 15th June 2017

Newport's annual service to welcome the city's new Mayor will take place in Newport Cathedral on Stow Hill on Sunday 18 June.

Councillor David Fouweather became Newport's 385th Mayor in May this year and is being supported during his year of office by his wife Paula, the new Mayoress.

The service will also commemorate Armed Forces Day.

On Monday, there will be a flag blessing and raising at 10am at the Civic Centre to mark Armed Forces Day.

The Mayor's Civic Service is one of the council's major annual events and is an opportunity for the city to welcome its latest first citizen.

During the service, which will be led by the Dean of the Cathedral, there will be readings by the Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, and the Mayor.

The Mayor's Chaplain, Canon Michael Evans, will also be in attendance with music provided by the Choir of Newport Cathedral and the Greater Gwent Youth Brass Ensemble

Members of the public are welcome and those attending are advised to arrive at Newport Cathedral by 10.20am. Parking is limited around the church and people are encouraged to park elsewhere or walk if possible.

Those wishing to attend the service should arrive at the Cathedral for 10.30am (please note parking around the Cathedral is at a premium and we would encourage you to park elsewhere or walk if possible).

Newport City Council will commemorate Armed Forces Day with a flag blessing and raising ceremony the following Monday - June 19 at 10am - outside the main entrance of the Civic Centre.

The Mayor and Leader of the Council will be present and members of the public are also welcome to attend this service, which will be led by Deacon Rigobert Logier, the Last Post will be played.

Armed Forces Day this year is on 24 June and the flag will be flown until 26 June.

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