Public ballot announced for special Cathedral Service with HMS Albion

12 August 2019

On Sunday 29 September 2019, the Commanding Officer of HMS Albion will host a service at Chester Cathedral to mark the Ship’s Company exercising their Freedom of the City of Chester.  

HMS Albion was granted the Freedom of the City of Chester in 2003.  Albion has always enjoyed strong links with the City of Chester.

In addition to the Ship’s Company and invited guests, 100 tickets will be made available in a public ballot - allowing members of the public to join in the service to mark this special event.  The deadline to apply for two tickets will be Sunday 18 August 2019 at midnight.

Successful applicants will each receive two tickets which will not be transferable.

The service will take place during the afternoon and successful applicants will be notified by email in mid-September of the arrangements. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

The ballot is open to those who are resident in England (including the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man) Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.
When applying for tickets, both applicants will be asked to provide the following mandatory information:-
  • Full name
  • Main residential address, including postcode
  • Contact Telephone number
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of birth
  • Email address
  • Passport or Driving Licence number
Tickets will be sent electronically as e-tickets to the email address provided during application. 

On the day, all successful applicants will be asked to bring their e-ticket with them (on a mobile device or paper copy) along with  two separate forms of valid identification; one of which must be photographic (either a passport or photo driving licence) and one of which must confirm current home address.

To apply for two tickets, please email providing all of the above information.  All information will be kept confidential, only used for the purpose of the event and destroyed afterwards.

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