A book of condolence in memory of Nelson Mandela, who died last week, has been set up in the foyer of the Civic Centre.

Members of the public are being encouraged to come and pay tribute to the man who became South Africa's first black president after spending 27 years in jail under the country's racist apartheid regime.

Meanwhile, a service of thanksgiving for the life and achievements of Mr Mandela will take place at St Peter's Church in the city centre on Friday (13 December, 2013) starting at 2pm.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton will be in attendance as will the Bishop of Wolverhampton.

The service is open to all and it is hoped as many people as possible will attend to remember the life of one of the most influential political figures of modern times.

  • released: Wednesday 11 December, 2013