Fordwich, the smallest town in Great Britain and near Canterbury, celebrated its annual Civic Service on the 4th November with guests including the Lord Mayor of Canterbury and Civic Heads from the Cinque Ports. The Lord Lieutenant of Kent was represented by Deputy Lieutenant David McDine OBE DL.

The service, held in St Mary the Virgin Church and taken by Canon Rosemary Walters, was followed by a procession through the town.

Outside the ancient Town Hall of Fordwich

Dignitaries from the Cinque Ports outside the ancient Town Hall

Fordwich Civil Service Procession

Procession to St Mary’s Church