Mayoral Maundy Thursday Service spreads respect message

Mayoral Maundy Thursday Service'Mike Middleton, Town Crier of Poulton, John Singleton, Mayor of the Fylde, Canon Michael Taylor, Reverend Antony Hodgson, County Councillor Major Edward Nash, Canon Andrew Clitherow, Chaplain to the Queen, Mrs Nicola Clitherow and Major Richard Crawshay.
Mayoral Maundy Thursday Service'Mike Middleton, Town Crier of Poulton, John Singleton, Mayor of the Fylde, Canon Michael Taylor, Reverend Antony Hodgson, County Councillor Major Edward Nash, Canon Andrew Clitherow, Chaplain to the Queen, Mrs Nicola Clitherow and Major Richard Crawshay.
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Around 220 worshipers gathered at St Margaret’s Parish Church in St Annes for the Mayoral Maundy Thursday Service.

The popular annual event, which mirrors the Royal Maundy Service, began at 7pm at the church on Rowsley Road.

The Reverend Antony Hodgson, vicar of St Margaret’s, said: “Canon Michael Taylor’s sermon emphasised the importance of the monarchy, mutual respect and public service.

“Comparisons were drawn between the work of the Monarch at a national level and the duties of the Mayor within the locality of Fylde Borough.

“The Mayor Coun John 
Singleton read two lessons and distributed symbolic chocolate Maundy Money to the children and parishioners.

“Morgan Marshall, of Cheethams School of Music, performed a Bach violin partita.

“Blackpool Male Voice Choir sang a selection of 
pieces and the veteran jazz trumpeter, Terry Reaney, delighted the large congregation.”