Church service celebrates life in Hartlepool

Rev Chris Collison
Rev Chris Collison

THE people of Hartlepool are invited to attend a special church service to celebrate life in the town.

The annual Civic and Community Celebration Service will be held on Sunday, February 8 at St Hilda’s Church on the Headland, at 6.30pm.

Reverend Chris Collison, Civic Chaplain and Priest-In-Charge of St Hilda’s, will lead the service.

In attendance will be representatives of the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, Coun Stephen Akers-Belcher’s chosen charities.

These include the Great North Air Ambulance, the RNLI, Hartlepool & District Hospice and Miles for Men, and a collection for them will be made during the service.

Coun Akers-Belcher said: “So many people in Hartlepool are doing good things to help their local community, from volunteering and fundraising to caring for a family member or simply being a good neighbour.

“This special service is an opportunity for people of all ages to come together and celebrate the contribution which the community and the council make to the life of the town and also to mark my current year in office as Hartlepool’s Ceremonial Mayor.”

The service will also be attended by representatives of the council, the local community and other North East local authorities.