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On Sunday 10th June Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Banks, held the city’s annual Civic Service on the theme of unity and peace. The service took place at Liverpool Parish Church and brought together the community; the congregation was made up of 200 civic representatives from community and voluntary groups.

The service included readings and prayers from pupils at local schools, as well as the Bishop of Liverpool. Guests were offered a pebble that had been decorated with the words 'unity' or 'peace' in different languages. The service celebrated people from all walks of life coming together.

Amongst the guests were Redford Court's Service User & Family Liaison Officer Michael Boardman and service user Mike.

Mike said "It was a lovely day and I was very happy to be asked. I enjoyed being part of an event where key community figures were in attendance. I also enjoyed being able to go into the town hall and look around."

Michael Boardman said "It was such a thought provoking service and demonstrated the diversity of Liverpool. Liverpool has such an array of diverse amenities and cultural resources - it is a great place to live."

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