Civic Service 2023

Event Information

All Saints Church

Town Mayor’s Civic Service

Town Mayor Councillor Kharawala would like to thank all those who attended the Civic Service and in particular, everyone at All Saints Church and Lt. Giles Haley for leading a guard of honour.

The Civic Service provided the perfect occasion to present the Community Volunteer Awards, as well as celebrating all aspects of the Leighton-Linslade community.

Readings were given by Air Commodore Gordon Moulds CBE DL and the High Sheriff, Lady Jane Clifford. In addition to an anthem performed by the All Saints Church Choir, two songs were performed by Voices with Soul.

The service also included the laying up of the old Royal British Legion standard and the dedication of the new standard. The church was well attended by dignitaries from surrounding towns and parishes, representatives of the Council and other community and voluntary organisations, friends and family of the award recipients, uniformed groups, cadets and residents.

Community Volunteer Awards were presented to two very deserving recipients: Ian Summerfield and Anne Guess.

Both award recipients were nominated by a fellow resident for having undertaken more than five years of voluntary service to the benefit of the town.

You can read more in our press release.

You can view a recording of the Civic Service on the All Saints YouTube Channel.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection. A total of £273 was raised for the Town Mayor’s Charity Fund.