Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Queens Platinum Jubilee

 The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022

To celebrate this special event the Parish Meeting are calling for volunteers of anyone who may want to help organise or offer resources, venue or creative ideas know of your interest in forming an action group/committee, contact either the secretary, Graham Tew ( or the chair, Paul Ward (

There are several opportunities, such as the beacon network, the big lunch, a street party or whatever we think would be a suitable way for us to come together and celebrate this amazing achievement.

The communication reads;

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflections on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Thursday 2nd June

  • The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
  • Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. (resources for building beacons are available from parish secretary) and at
    • For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Friday 3rd June

  • Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further events will be announced in due course.

Saturday 4th June

  • The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.
  • Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace.

Sunday 5th June

  • The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.
    • People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event.

Further announcements:

Later this month details of a special Jubilee emblem competition, in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum and the Royal College of Arts, will be released. The winning entry will become the official emblem for the celebrations next year.

More information on the details of the central weekend and other celebratory events across the UK and around the Commonwealth will be made in the months to come.

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