Issued: December 19, 2016
Council holds joint civic service
A joint civic service was held by Waltham Abbey Town Council and Epping Forest District Council at the Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, on Thursday evening.
The candlelit service, led by Rector Rev'd Peter Smith, featured congregational and choir carols as well as readings.
The welcome was given by Waltham Abbey Town Mayor councillor Helen Kane.
Among the readers were Waltham Abbey Town Council leader councillor Liz Webster and Town Clerk Kathryn Richmond.
Mayor Helen Kane said: "The service, hosted by Epping Forest District Council and Waltham Abbey Town Council in the magnificent Abbey Church, was a huge success.
"It is the second successive year that the two councils have combined their festive efforts for the Carols by Candlelight service."
District council chairman and Waltham Abbey town councillor Jeane Lea made the closing speech and invited the congregation to Waltham Abbey Town Hall for mulled wine and mince pies.