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December 12th, 2019.

The Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Nazish Adil, hosted the Mayor’s Annual Carol Service this Tuesday, the 10th. This year it was held in St Leonard’s Church in Seaford and was a ‘Celebration of Young People’.

The Service was led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev’d Arwen Folkes. The Archway Youth Choir and Choirs from Seaford Primary, Annecy Catholic School, and Cradle Hill School also participated.

The Mayor’s consort for the evening was Florence Vaks, a pupil from Seaford Primary who won the Mayor’s Christmas card competition.

The children were led into the Church by candlelight singing Silent Night. Poems were read by Chloe Tkaczuk a Cradle Hill Pupil, the Young Mayor of Seaford James Jenkins; and readings by Julia Hancock of the Youth Counselling Project and Jane Reeves of the Archway Choir.

On display were all the entries in the Mayor’s Christmas Card competition, including the winner and runners-up Amelie Gadsdon from Seaford Primary and Ethan Howson from Annecy School.

There was a retiring collection at the end of the service for the Mayor’s Charities; the Down Syndrome Development Trust and The Youth Counselling Project.

Pictured Front Left to Right: Freeman of The Town, Laurie Holland; Dept Lt of East Sussex, Lt Col Tony Feek; The Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Nazish Adil; The Young Mayor, James Jenkins; The Dep Young Mayor, Chanel Pritchard; The Mayor of Lewes, Cllr John Lamb; Sergeant at Mace, Peter White; Sussex Police, Inspector Ed Ripley; Headteacher of Seaford Head School, Bob Ellis; Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev’d Arwen Folkes