Dignitaries at civic service

Dignitaries who attended the service.
Dignitaries who attended the service.

A number of groups, charities and dignitaries attended the annual Civic Sunday service held by Spilsby Town Council’s Mayor and Mayoress.

The church service was held in St James’ Church, Spilsby on Sunday when a number of hymns were sung.

The Rev Canon Peter Coates conducted the service and gave the congregation something to reflect on when he spoke of the story of Jonah and the Whale, which was included in the first reading by the Mayor of Spilsby.

A reception was held afterwards at Franklin Hall for all to attend with a delicious buffet being prepared and served by the Women’s Institute.

The Mayor thanked all for attending and the support for the town, he said: “The voluntary organisations do so much and I recognise this is in dire times. I thank those who are not here and these groups are the future.”

Mayor Coun Grant also reflected on the importance of the message of Jonah signifying that everyone should offer a little help to one another where they could. He also thanked his wife Mayoress Pamela Grant for her support, and Spilsby Town Council.