Annual civic service

Liverpool’s Annual Civic Service will reflect the city’s diverse communities.

The theme of this year’s service, which will be led by the Lord Mayor Councillor  Tony Concepcion, is Liverpool: Connecting  Communities.

Representatives from communities including those from  Ireland, Finland, Somali, Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, Norway, Greece, Poland, Sweden and Iran will be present , many representing different faiths.

The service will also be attended by civic dignitaries and representatives from community and voluntary groups.

Councillor Concepcion said: “This year’s service will be a celebration of the very many communities of Liverpool – it truly is the World in One City.

“It is an opportunity for them to come together, whatever their faith, to show that while we come from very different backgrounds we all make a vital contribution to the city’s life.”

The service will include Indian dance and music from the Alive Believers’ Choir.

The Service will be led by the Rector of Liverpool, the Reverend Dr Crispin Pailing. He said: “I am delighted to welcome representatives from so many communities to Liverpool Parish Church. 

“Because of its maritime links, Liverpool has a proud history of welcoming people to the city, and we are richer because of it. 

“This service is a celebration of what we have gained from living together, and it is a sign that Liverpool remains a place where all can feel at home.”