Commissioner marks Christmas with the Force

Merseyside / December 10

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner will join in the festive celebrations with the men and women of Merseyside Police tonight at the Force’s annual Carol Concert.

Jane Kennedy will join the Chief Constable, Andy Cooke QPM, other members of his senior team and scores of officers, PCSOs and staff at Liverpool’s Our Lady and St Nicholas Church for the yearly service of celebration.

The ceremony will be led by Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie and Reverend Michelle Montrose, together with Merseyside Police’s lead Chaplain Dr Claire Henderson Davis, and will include performances from the choir from Carr Mill Primary School and the Merseyside Police band.  The Commissioner will read the first of six passages of scriptures at the service, which will conclude with a presentation from the Chief Constable Andy Cooke and a final prayer and blessing.

Jane said: “I am delighted to be joining the Chief Constable and many of the fantastic men and women who serve the people of Merseyside at their annual Christmas Carol Service.

“The officers, PCSOs and staff of Merseyside Police do a great job, often in incredibly challenging circumstances and there is no more important time to recognise this than over the festive season.

“Instead of spending time with their own family and friends, swapping presents and tucking into a Christmas dinner, many of those who serve the public within the blue light services will be away from their loved ones, potentially putting their own safety in jeopardy to keep the rest of us safe.

“This service is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the vital job our emergency services do, protecting people across Merseyside, to say thank you for their dedication, commitment and courage, every day, but particularly over the festive holidays.”