New Mace Bearer needed for Penzance!

17th February 2022 in Council News

Could you be the town’s next Mace Bearer?

Penzance Council has an exciting opportunity for someone to take on the historic role of Mace Bearer for the town!

One of our current Mace Bearers will be retiring after 16 years of service after this year’s St Piran’s Day Furry Dance, so we are on the lookout for a newcomer to join our civic and ceremonial team at the Council.

Dating back to the Middle Ages, Mace Bearers have served a very important role in the civic life of towns across the country. They generally preceed the Mayor in civic processions, acting as the Mayor’s personal attendant at official engagements. Historically, the Mace Bearers were there to protect and defend the honour of the Mayor – the mace became an emblem of power, authority and dignity. 

What does the role involve?

  • Wearing the town’s historic regalia
  • Carrying the town’s mace at civic ceremonies throughout the year, including (but not limited to) the Annual Town Council Meeting (Mayor Choosing), Mazey Day, and the Remembrance Sunday Parade.    


The post of Mace Bearer is voluntary, but we will pay a fee of £25 for each function attended.

Who can apply?

Penzance Council is an Equal Opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all candidates, regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, or marital/civil partnership status.

The one rule is that you must be aged 18 or over.

How to apply

Fill in our application form and return to our offices by email to [email protected] or post to: Penzance Council, Penlee Centre, Penlee Park, Penzance, TR18 4HE

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 18 March 2022

If you require these documents in a different format please contact us.

Need more information?

If you would like more information about the role please contact our offices by Email: [email protected] or phone 01736 363405.

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