This annual event will see the new Mayor and other civic dignitaries process up Stockton High Street before the Mayor takes the Act of Dedication to the People of the Borough in a special open air service at Parish Gardens.
The Mayor’s Sunday Service will be led by the Priest-in-Charge of Stockton Parish Church, the Reverend Alan Farish. Members of the public who wish to attend the service should come along to Parish Gardens for 10.30am.
Those wishing to watch or follow the Mayor’s parade should meet south of The Shambles Market Hall from 10.15am where the parade will form up. From there the parade, led by the Salvation Army Band, will travel up the High Street towards the Town Hall. At 10.45am the Mayor and his party will join the parade finally leading it into Parish Gardens where the civic procession will be welcomed into the service.
During the service the audience will be treated to a performance by Prestonwood Baptist Church’s Student Worship Choir from Texas, USA.
Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ian Dalgarno, said: “I’m deeply honoured to be taking the Act of Dedication to serve the people of Stockton-on-Tees. It would be lovely if residents from across the Borough could join me on Sunday to be part of this special service. I look forward to welcoming you there.”
During the service the Mayor will also introduce representatives from his chosen charities Butterwick Hospice, Daisy Chain and the Great North Air Ambulance Service.