The Mayor’s Civic Service takes place about this time each year.  And Cllr Terry Wheelers service was this Sunday.  Various dignitaries from across Dorset – affectionately known as ‘the Chain Gang’ (for obvious reasons), attended.  The Minster is very special – I reckon the closest we have to a Cathedral in Dorset?  I’m sure others will contest this!

Terry made a short speech about his Mayoral year and paid tribute to all the interesting places he’s visited during the year.  I’ve got all this to look forward to – although I hope it’s not compulsory to speak in Church!  It was extremely well attended by the local community, so it was packed – I think I would crack under the pressure!

Afterwards the Militia fired canons on the Green (I had left by then, got a thing about loud noises).

On the Minster Green before the service