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Mayor's thanks for Christmas memorial service ahead of annual civic carols

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The Mayor of Dudley is inviting people to attend his civic carol service tomorrow night. (Tue)

Councillor David Stanley is hosting the event at St James’s The Great Church from 7.30pm in Lower Gornal. It will be a festival of nine lessons and carols.

It is the latest engagement in a busy festive season for Dudley’s first citizen. On Sunday he joined Father John Oakes at a special Christmas memorial service for people to remember lost loved ones at Gornal Wood Crematorium.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor David Stanley, with Father Oakes and Ian Bailey (right), principal bereavement services officer at Dudley Council

It was the third Christmas memorial service the Mayor had attended with Father Oakes, with the other two at Stourbridge Crematorium and Gornal Wood Crematorium.

Councillor David Stanley, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

I would like to thank Father Oakes for putting on the three Christmas memorial services.
We often feel the loss of loved ones more than ever at this time of year, and it was a gesture that was very much appreciated by myself and all the people who attended them.
I would like to invite anyone who wants to come and join us for my annual civic carol concert to do so tomorrow night at St James’s in Gornal.
May I take this opportunity to wish the residents of Dudley borough a very happy Christmas and season’s greetings.

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