A special all-inclusive celebration will affirm the ‘Best of British’ in Southwell Minster on St George’s Day, to mark the 10th anniversary of the introduction of British Citizenship Ceremonies.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire is working with the Dean, the Very Revd John Guille to make this an occasion for all to celebrate the richness of our national life.
13,000 people from all over the world have already participated in these ceremonies in Nottinghamshire alone.
The Dean says: “It will not be a religious service but a ‘Celebration of British Citizenship’ and an opportunity to affirm the contribution of many thousands of people who have become British citizens in the last decade.”
Entry to the event on 23rd April will be by ticket only, limited to 500 and obtainable from the Registry Offices in County Hall, the Council House in Nottingham, in Mansfield and Newark or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets are free and the ceremony will be open to anybody who wants to join the celebrations, which begin at 7.30pm.
The programme will include a welcome by the Lord Lieutenant of the County, Sir John Peace, and music, dance, poetry and prose of the British tradition. The ceremony will feature interviews with three individuals who have become British citizens and are making a significant contribution to our national life.
English apple juice and Scottish shortbread will be served in the Crossing after the ceremony.