Mayor of Colchester leads St George’s Day procession and celebration

PUBLISHED: 15 April 2024

The Mayor of Colchester, Cllr John Jowers, will lead the annual St. George’s Day service at St. Botolph’s Church on St. Botolph’s Church Walk, on Sunday, 21 April 2024.

The traditional civic event takes place with a 10.30 am service conducted by Reverend Chris Smith, who will be joined by the Bishop of Colchester Right Reverend Roger Morris and the mayor’s Chaplain Reverend Dr. Amanda Elmes.

The Mayor and the Mayoress, Mrs Sue Jowers, will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Essex Mr Simon Hall, High Sheriff of Essex David Hurst, Garrison Commander Lt Col Ed Rankin and other representatives of the Army, members and representatives of Colchester City Council, and other dignitaries.

An invitation to attend the service has also been extended to partners and guests of those taking part in the procession, together with representatives from the local community.

Later, the mayor will take the salute at the Town Hall as a parade of uniformed youth groups, including Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers, marches through the town to Castle Park, where he will join them for a special service.

The Mayor of Colchester said: “I’m delighted and honoured to lead this year’s St. George’s Day celebrations! It’s a chance to unleash the spirit of our city and celebrate Colchester’s incredible history.

“St. George’s Day isn’t just about England’s patron saint; it’s about who we are in Colchester. We’re a city that thrives on community spirit. This day is the perfect time to come together, recognise what unites us, and appreciate what makes Colchester truly special.

“Join us for a day brimming with tradition, togetherness, and Colchester pride!”

Page last reviewed: 15 April 2024


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