The Mayor for the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Alvin Finch and his consort, Mrs Diane Finch, welcomed friends, family, dignitaries and representatives from the Mayor’s Charity, Wokingham, Bracknell & Districts Mencap, for a Civic Service at the Holy Trinity Church in Bracknell on Sunday 21 October 2018.
The service was led by the Mayor’s chaplains Rev Jim Barlow and Rev Les Jesudason and reflected the Mayor’s passion for helping local people.
The Mayor was joined by High Sheriff of Berkshire, Mr Graham Barker, Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Pauline McKenzie and her consort, Mayor of the Borough of Wokingham, Cllr John Kaiser, Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Mrs Dolsie Clarke and Deputy Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Robin Perry, Chairman for Winkfield Parish Council, Cllr David Parkin, Chairman of Warfield Parish Council, Colleen Dulieu and Chairman of Crowthorne Parish Council, Cllr Bob Wade.
The Mayor was also joined by young people from 2211 Bracknell Squadron Air Cadets and Bracknell Scouts.
The joint Chief Executive of Wokingham, Bracknell & Districts Mencap , Mary Durman, read a poem called ‘Special’ which the congregation found very moving. They were also treated to a poem from the Mayor’s Poet Laureate, Clare Bevan.
Wokingham, Bracknell & Districts Mencap a local charity which works to improve the lives of children and adults with a learning disability through a range of services including providing support and advice, promoting inclusion and providing a vital helpline service.
The Mayor, Cllr Alvin Finch, said:
“It was wonderful that so many people came to my civic service on this beautiful autumn day. I wanted to highlight the important work of local charity Wokingham, Bracknell & Districts Mencap and also provide a time of reflection. I want to thank everyone who attended.”