On Friday, the Guildhall flag was lowered to half-mast, at my request, to honour the memory of Nelson Mandela. He taught us so much about political courage and reconciliation.
Phil and I spent a lot of time at the Cathedral this week. We heard a really wonderful performance of The Messiah, switched on the lights at the Christmas Tree Festival and attended carol services for RGS the Grange and the RoyalGrammar School.
We also attended carol services with the St John’s Ambulance Service and with the Mayor of Kidderminster, who bakes his own mince pies! How does he find the time?….Actually, I have it on good authority that he baked them at 10.00 p.m. at night.
I was honoured to present Certificates of Service to St John’s volunteers for the many hours of voluntary service that they give. Thank you to all of these fantastic people for all their hard work.
Maggs Fundraising Ball at the Guildhall was a big success. Attendees were very generous and raised a substantial amount of money for the charity.
Students from Blessed Edward Oldcorne School visited the Parlour a few days ago. They were fascinated by the mayoral regalia, and helped to serve tea.
Ice Fine jewellers opened their new shop this week – a glittering Aladdin’s cave in Crowngate. They will even design a unique piece of jewellery for you while you wait!
The Great Worcester Showcase event at the Guildhall last Friday discussed the future of the city, focusing on how we can make the most of Worcester’s unique character and opportunities.