ON BEHALF of the borough, the Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor John Rainsbury, recently accepted the gift of a ‘civic’ Bible from the International Gideons Movement.
Representatives from the Leyland and Chorley branch of the Movement met up with the borough’s civic leader in the Mayor’s Parlour at Leyland Civic Centre. Here, they presented him with the book which is embossed with the South Ribble Coat of Arms.
A Gideons’ spokesperson explained: “As Gideons we are committed to distributing bibles and testaments, free of charge, to anyone who will receive a copy. We know its contents have a powerful message to all mankind and can and does change lives.
“We trust that this gift to the Borough will be accepted as an important symbol of the relevance of the Bible in the way our communities of South Ribble will continue to be administered for the benefit of all.”
Photo L to R: Pam Raby, Andrew Raby, Mayor of South Ribble and Keith Young