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Civic Sunday Service focuses on community

Douglas Borough Council’s Civic Sunday Service hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Douglas Councillor Stan Cain JP, was held at St George’s Church Douglas on Sunday June 8th. The service was preceded by a parade to the church from the town hall.


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The Ven Andrew Brown, Archdeacon of Man, conducted the service with the First Lesson, The Book of Numbers chapter 11:24-30 read by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jon Joughin and the Second Lesson, The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians chapter 12:4-12 read by His Worship.


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In his address, the Mayor’s chaplain, the Rev John Coldwell, drew on the theme of community, emphasising how local life was ‘the fabric of our society’ and that encouraging ‘gentle pride’ and ‘localism’ and ‘working for the common good’ would help reclaim fundamental values in communities.


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GeoffCorkish MediumGuests included Geoff Corkish MBE MLC



 KarranGroup MediumGeoff Karran MBE and Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Douglas, Tim Crookall, MHK and David Quirk, MHK


Nigel BSC1467MediumRamsey Town Commissioners' chairman Captain Nigel Malpass and deputy chairman Stephen Bevan


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Ahead of the service and parade, His Worship and the Mayoress, Mrs Sheila Cain, attended the Normandy Veterans Association service of remembrance and dedication.


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