A host of dignitaries from across Bucks joined Marlow residents for the town mayor’s  annual civic service at the weekend.

Marlow’s iconic church, All Saints, in The Causeway, played host to the prestigious event on Sunday, which celebrates the town’s community.

The service was attended by new Marlow mayor Chris Funnell, former mayor Jocelyn Towns, the High Sheriff of Bucks, professor Ruth Farwell, Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve and a host of other dignitaries.

Mr Grieve gave a reading while The Venerable Jonathan Chaffey, RAF air vice marshall, praised the success of the town council’s fight against installing parking meters in the High Street and surrounding areas.

Cllr Funnell said: “My objective as town mayor is to ensure that we keep our focus on community.

“We need to work hard to address the issues that affect this town and we need to do so with patience and humility, in collaboration with other members of our team.

“At the annual mayor’s civic service we recognise and show appreciation for everyone who contributes to this wonderful community.

“It’s an occasion when councillors re-iterate their dedication to the town.”