Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay was delighted to join a large congregation at Sunday’s Civic Service at St Mary’s Priory Church, Monmouth, to welcome the town’s new Mayor, Cllr Felicity Cotton.
The service was preceded by a parade from the Shire Hall and was attended by a number of local dignitaries, including the High Sheriff of Gwent, Mr J K L Thomas and the Vice Lord Lieutenant, Andrew Tuggey.
A thought provoking sermon was preached by the Vicar, Reverend Canon David McGladdery and the organist was Mr Ian Dollins. The service was followed by refreshments in the Priory Rooms.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Ramsay said: “It was a very enjoyable occasion, beginning with a ceremonial parade in the sunshine, followed by an uplifting service, during which the new Mayor invited members of local community groups to light candles.
“I look forward to working with Felicity and her fellow councillors during the coming months and wish them every success. I am sure they will do their best to enhance the profile of this beautiful historic town.”