DIGNITARIES from as far afield as Llandudno and Buckley have joined at St Asaph Cathedral to hear a message of public service.

Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones, chair of Denbighshire County Council cllr Meirick Lloyd Davies and 10 mayors from across North Wales came to support cllr Peter Scott, mayor of St Asaph, at his Civic Service on Sunday, September 1.

The service was given by the Dean of St Asaph Cathedral, the Very Reverend Nigel Williams and featured a reading from the Book of Sirach by cllr Scott.

Cllr Scott said: "It's always a nice day at the cathedral and it was lovely to welcome plenty of civic guests to the city.

"As part of the Eucharistic Year, Mr Williams discussed giving up your seat at the top of the table for people who are worse off than you, which I thought was fitting. The theme of the day was how the city council and myself can be of service.

"Hopefully we can continue to work to the best of our ability for St Asaph and work alongside residents to improve the city even more.

"I hope to work as bets I can to increase tourism, as well as focusing on the river and the cathedral."

Cllr Scott received the chains of office from outgoing mayor cllr Colin Hardie in May, and is serving for the second time in May after a two year stint from 2014 to 2016.

As well as giving a reading, cllr Scott praised the city's floral displays and volunteers, before joining guests for a buffet in the South transept.