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Town Mayor’s Delight as Civic Service and Parade returns

Congleton Town Mayor’s Civic Service and Parade took place on Sunday 12 September 2021. The annual town centre procession usually takes place in May to mark the beginning of the mayoral year. However, the event was delayed this year due to government guidelines. With all restrictions now lifted, the ceremonial walk left the Town Hall on route to St.Peter’s Church, Chapel Street for a service conducted by Father William Kilkenny.

Congleton’s new Town Mayor, Cllr Denis Murphy said: “The Civic Sunday Parade is one of the highlights of any Mayor’s time in office. I would like to thank all residents, businesses, community groups and dignities for such a fantastic turn out. It was great to see so many smiling faces along the route. Cllr Rob Moreton did a sterling job making his debut appearance as Mace Bearer.

I am looking forward to carrying out more public engagements and supporting my chosen mayoral charities. As my third time as Mayor, I will serve Congleton until May 2022 and will endeavour to do so to the best of my ability and with integrity, honesty and enthusiasm.”

Cllr Denis Murphy was previously Mayor in 2008-2009 and 2014-2015. Mrs Joan Myatt is his Consort and Tom Gilman, Explorer Scout with Dane Valley Scout Group is his Cadet. The Mayor will raise funds for various local charities but will be focusing on The Christie Cancer Unit at Macclesfield Hospital and local youth cadet services.