Supporting Citizenship








On Thursday 21st of April 2016, a cohort of members of the Society took part in one of Sunderland’s regular Citizenship Ceremonies, which recognise the final step in the process of becoming a British Citizen.

In the Civic Suite, the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, Susan Winfield OBE, the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Barry Curran and the Mayoress Mrs Carol Curran, new citizens made an oath or affirmation to our Sovereign to be a faithful citizen and a formal and public pledge to be a loyal subject and observe the laws of this country.

The choir provided musical items while everyone was taking their places, were featured by singing a piece during the ceremony and led the singing of the National Anthem at the end, before having the opportunity to mix with the new citizens over afternoon tea.