Mayor’s can’t attend every function, which is why there’s a Deputy Mayor. When the Deputy Mayor can’t attend either, then past mayors are pressed into service – all willingly I should say.
Yesterday afternoon the Mayor of Woking held a Civic Service at Byfleet Methodist Church, at which we deputised for the Mayor of Surrey Heath. Civic Services are frequently multi-faith, as was Woking’s, with scripture readings from Methodist, Anglican, Muslim, and Bahá’í leaders. I took a couple of photos of the event.