Scouts and Guides from across Luton were joined by representatives from Luton`s main faith groups to welcome and share the Peace light.
The peace light has been distributed throughout Europe since 1984 and has been coming to the UK for 24 years. It is collected from the eternal flame in Bethlehem by an Austrian Scout this year Victoria Kampenhuber was the lucky courier. Representatives from around the world collect the flame and return it to their own countries for onward distribution.
This year`s service was as usual hosted by All Saints Church in Bury Park and hosted by Reverend David Kesterton with the assistance of Mr. Sanjeev Kumar from the Shri Guru Ravidass, Mr. Madinash Anwar representing the Madinah Mosque, Revd Anne Crosby St. Christophers Church, with the Hindu Mandir being represented by Mr. Thakor Moraji who was also representing the Luton foodbank.
Luton`s deputy Mayor Councillor Maria Lovell was also in attendance and she was given the honour of sharing the first light.
A collection was held to support Luton`s foodbank a charity
Following the service all were invited to stay, socialise and enjoy the food that had been provided which included samosas, mince pies, mulled wine and tea or coffee.
A big thank you to all who were involved with setting up the evening.