CPA Secretary-General attends Commonwealth service at Chelmsford Cathedral 

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mr Akbar Khan attended a special multi-faith and multi-cultural service at Chelmsford Cathedral in Essex, England to mark the founding of the Commonwealth and its past, present and future.

The service was hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst and was one of many Commonwealth services and celebrations across the United Kingdom following the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and Commonwealth Summit 2018.

The CPA Secretary-General gave two readings including the Commonwealth Affirmation. The service was attended by representatives from many different organisations including the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Duncan Lumley; Rt Revd Trevor Mwamba, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford; Cllr John Aldridge, Chairman of Essex County Council; and Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West.
 
Many young people attended the service and there were performances by the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, the Colchester Garrison Fijian Choir, Essex Army Cadet Force, Essex Dance Theatre and the Chelmsford Cathedral Choir. 


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Images can be found of the event by clicking here.

Additional images copyright Paul Starr photography.


Updated 30th April 2018.


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