We are delighted to announce that our Associate Priest Hannah Higginson has been appointed Chaplain to the new mayor of Wokingham Town Council, Cllr Lynn Forbes.
The Town Mayor is the first citizen of the town and is elected to the post by fellow Councillors at the Town Council’s annual meeting in May each year. The role of Mayor is a non-political position and during the mayoral year, a Mayor puts aside council duties to concentrate on the role as the town’s first citizen.
The Mayor chairs Council meetings and attends many functions within the town. These include representing the Council at civic functions, receiving dignitaries, attending dinners, opening events, talking to clubs and societies and visiting schools. The Mayor asks the Deputy Mayor to stand in if she is not available.
Hannah’s role will be to offer spiritual guidance to the Mayor as and when required, and to support the mayor through prayer. Hannah will lead the prayers at civic services and other civic occasions, and at council meetings.
We are delighted that Hannah has been chosen for this role which supports our strong relationship between All Saints and the local community we serve.