A Golden Anniversary at Civic Service

Mayor - Hilden Published: Tuesday, 12th June 2018

A 50-year friendship was celebrated at this year’s annual Civic Sunday Service.

Held each year in Warrington to celebrate the inauguration of the new Mayor, this year’s event also marked the 50th anniversary of Warrington’s twinning with the city of Hilden in Germany.

In celebration of the landmark, the Mayor of Hilden, Birgit Alkenings, and her delegation, joined the Mayor of Warrington at the service. 

Cllr Mundry said: “The civic service is always a special occasion – and it was even more special this year with our celebration of the 50th anniversary of our twinning with Hilden. It’s a friendship which we are very proud of, and I was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Hilden and her delegation."

The service was led by The Rev Paul Wilson, Rector of Warrington.

Hilden is a city in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. With approximately 57,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in the District of Mettmann.