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This service is incorporated in the regular Abbey service of Evensong, which follows the custom of churches with a great choral tradition, where much of the service is sung by the choir alonge. In those parts where the congregation is invited to make its offering of praise this is done by responding to the beauty of the choir’s music.

Mayors and former Mayors following the civic service

Mayors and former Mayors following the civic service

The service includes a procession of the Mayors of the London Boroughs entering the Collegiate Church and the moving to the Quire. The Lord Mayor of Westminster in Civic State was then received and is conducted to his stall in the Quire.

Mayor of Lambeth with friends who attended the service

Mayor of Lambeth with friends who attended the service

This is one of a few events in the year where a majority of Mayors from across London come together and it is most definately a sight to be seen of over 30 men and women in red robes and chains walking into Westminster Abbey.

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The London Mayors’ Association brings together past and presnet Mayors from across London.

This year it was held in County Hall once home of local governemt in London and of course in Lambeth.

Mayor of Lambeth meeting past Mayors at the London Mayors Association AGM

Mayor of Lambeth meeting past Mayors at the London Mayors Association AGM

This was a brilliant opportunity for past Mayors to meet some of the new Mayors and talk about key issues.

The event was followed by a reception which sadly I could not stay for as I needed to move on to an event in the Shell building that evening.

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