And Launch of the Celebration of 800 years of the Hospital of St Mark,
now the Lord Mayor’s Chapel 1220-2020
On Sunday 1st March, BHC Chair Ann Kennard and Secretary Lynne Evans were honoured to attend the Lord Mayor’s Annual Civic Service, which had a very special significance this year, at the start of the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s Chapel. The Lord Mayor entered the Chapel with the Sword Bearer and Mace Escort provided by the Avon Fire and Rescue Service. The Lord Mayor welcomed the congregation to this historic ceremony, although she was sad to have to mention that the beautiful Lord Mayor’s chain had been recently stolen, which was a loss to the city at this important moment. The ceremony consisted of various readings, accompanied by the Lord Mayor’s Chapel Choir, organist and the City Trumpeters. The coming anniversary year will be marked by a number of concerts and ceremonies at the Chapel, which are open to the public.