Photo gallery: Dignitaries attend Lord Mayor’s annual civic service at Norwich Cathedral

The new Lord Mayor, Keith Driver, back 2nd left, and Sheriff of Norwich.Graham Creelman (blue robe),

The new Lord Mayor, Keith Driver, back 2nd left, and Sheriff of Norwich.Graham Creelman (blue robe), line up ready for the Civic Service at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

Centuries of civic history was celebrated in Norwich today with an annual service for the city's new Lord Mayor and Sheriff.

Some colourful characters attended the civic service in Norwich Cathedral along with Snap the Dragon – a figure that is said to protect the new mayor from evil spirits.

The new Lord Mayor of Norwich, Keith Driver, and Sheriff of Norwich, Graham Creelman, walked from the refectory to the front doors of the cathedral, accompanied by traditional mace and sword-bearers.

A service was held in the cathedral, led by the Very Reverend Graham Smith, the dean of Norwich.

The collection went towards the civic charity, which is this year helping Leeway, which supports victims of domestic violence in Norfolk and Suffolk.


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