This weekend's Civic Sunday service will have a Royal theme - as the city celebrates the Queen's 90th birthday.

The 158th Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Barry Findlay is inviting people to join him for the annual service, traditionally one of the first engagements of the new Mayoral year, when it takes place on Sunday (12 June, 2016).

Mayor Councillor Findlay said: "Civic Sunday is an important occasion in the city's Civic calendar, and one of my first engagements as Mayor, and I would like to extend an invitation to all members of the public to attend.

"This year we'll also be joining in the national celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday with a service of thanksgiving which is open to people of all faiths, and of none."

The Civic Sunday service takes place at St Peter's Collegiate Church, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton at 11am. It will be led by the Reverend David Wright and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served at Wolverhampton Art Gallery afterwards.

The Mayor will also be marking the Queen's 90th birthday by hosting a party for dozens of specially invited pensioners who are celebrating the same milestone in 2016.

Guests will enjoy an afternoon tea fit for royalty with a selection of sandwiches, cakes and drinks in the Mayor's Parlour on Saturday (11 June).

  • released: Wednesday 8 June, 2016