The Mayor of Buckingham’s Civic Service

On Saturday 12th February 2022, the Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr Margaret Gateley, held her Civic Service at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Buckingham. The theme of the service was thanksgiving for Health and Care Workers during the Pandemic.

The Mayor invited several workers from local hospitals and care settings, to speak in the service and relay their experiences during this time.  These included Dr. Gavriel of The Swan Practice, and Mrs. Lynn Billingham, the Voluntary Chaplain at Buckingham Hospital. Hymns and prayers were led by Rev’d Tim Edworthy, the Mayor’s Chaplain including the dedication prayer:


We, the people of Buckingham and beyond, rededicate ourselves to the service of others. Over the coming year, help us to acknowledge the value of all people: those who are rich and those who are less well off: the young and the old, the articulate and the silent, the active and the isolated, those who are troubled in mind, body or spirit.

We ask your blessing on all who work for others in our community. We thank you for the many things that make us proud to call this town our home, and we ask you to continue to bless us with your gifts.


Guests included Cllr. Zahir Mohammed, Chair of Buckinghamshire Council, George Anson, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Carolyn Cumming, Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Greg Smith, MP for Buckingham, and a number of local Mayors.

The Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr. Margaret Gateley said: The Civic Service on February 12th at Buckingham Parish Church gave us the opportunity to thank our Health and Social Care workers for their fantastic efforts during the difficult time of the pandemic. Representatives who came included those from the Swan Practice, Buckingham Community Hospital and many voluntary groups, all of whom brought light and hope during the dark time of Covid restrictions. My thanks to all involved, especially Revd Tim Edworthy, who led the service.

Coronavirus and Events Update

17th March 2020 – Update

The decision has now been made to postpone the Annual Town Meeting which would have taken place tomorrow on Wednesday 18th March.

If you were planning to attend and ask a question you can still do so via email to and we will reply as soon as possible.

12th March 2020 – Update

The decision has now been made to postpone the Good Endings Fair and the Death Cafe which were due to take place next week. For more information please contact the office.

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11th March 2020

The Buckingham Annual Town Meeting will go ahead as scheduled on Wednesday 18th March. It is a legal requirement to hold the meeting which will take place at the Buckingham Community Centre and starts at 7pm.

It is understandable that in the current climate that people may not wish to attend a public meeting so anyone who would like to ask a question can contact the Council in advance either through social media, or by email to or call the office on 01280 816426.

The decision has been made that the Mayor’s Civic Service will be postponed. This event was due to take place on Sunday 15th March at Buckingham Parish Church.

All other Town Council events are being continuously reviewed based on the latest guidance from Public Health. Please see the Town Council website or social media for updates.

Town Council meetings and committee meetings are all going ahead, as Councillors need to be in physical attendance for decisions to be made legally.