Services and events, in the Benefice, to mark and celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June
Thursday 2nd June 8.45pm for 9.45pm (piper and bugler from 9.35pm}
Lighting a Beacon for the Jubilee on Walbury Hill (piper and bugler from 9.35pm}.
Please see attached poster (link below) for further details including venue and parking or see italicized details below:
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon- Bring a picnic - Bring the family - Bring your singing voices
2 June, 8.45pm Inkpen Walbury Hill
THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE BEACONS 2nd JUNE 2022
We will have an official bagpiper and bugler to celebrate in style
Parking on the top of Walbury Hill, please approach from the East Car Park(What 3 Words: ///geese.stapled.geese)
On the evening of Thursday 2nd June Inkpen will be lighting a beacon on Walbury Hill at 9:45pm to join with beacons being lit throughout the country. All are welcome to come along to take part in the ceremony.
The celebration will include a piper who will play Diu Regnare at 9.35pm this will be followed by a Bugle Call - "Majesty", at 9.40pm, officially announcing the lighting of the Beacons at 9.45pm. We are also hoping to have a local choir who, along with choirs throughout the country and commonwealth, will sing a unique musical tribute to Her Majesty the Queen that evening filling the world with the sound of music and song. (Currently we are having trouble finding a choir - if you have any ideas, please email Emma at [email protected] .)
Friday 3rd June, 2.30pm-4.30pmJoin us at the Open Garden in Kintbury at The Old Vicarage, Church Street, Kintbury£5 per person - cup of tea and cake included.
Jubilee Weekend: Jubilee Floral Display in St Mary's church. Kintbury.
Dates and times not available at time of publication.
Saturday 4th June 12noon to 4pm
Inkpen Big Jubilee Saturday incorporating Party in the Park
Please put Saturday 4th June 2022 in your diary for a village event at the playing fields to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The daytime event will run from 12 o'clock until 4pm. There will be a great selection of activities and games for all ages including a family challenge, a coconut shy, face-painting and crafts for children, a bouncy castle, welly-wanging, a village tug of war competition, a dog show, barbecue, crepes, ice-creams, drinks and stalls plus a number of other games and activities. Party in the Park will be held in the evening - see below for details.
We need help with running the stalls and activities and if you could spare an hour on the day to get involved and help it would be much appreciated - please email Emma at [email protected] The event is for everyone and there will be free entry during the day although there will be a charge for Party in the Park in the evening.
Saturday 4th June 5pm to 10:30pm
Party in the park
Party in the park will be a great evening of live music and entertainment. There will be four great bands plus a barbecue and beer tent. It will start at 5pm and finish around 10:30pm. Tickets for this can be bought in advance from Eventbrite.com (search for Inkpen Party in the Park).
Sunday 5th June 9.45am
Service for the Jubilee at Enborne.
Sunday 5th June 11.00am
Jubilee Service in church at Kintbury followed by nibbles and drinks.
Resources celebrating the Jubilee can be found on the 'Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Faith & Service' website which is described below:
To visit the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Faith & Service please click here:
The ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Faith & Service’ builds on the successful partnership facilitated by HOPE Together, which enabled local churches to bring their communities together for the Diamond Jubilee and the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
To help local churches mark this unique occasion, HOPE Together is working in partnership with the Church of England, the Methodist Church, Biblica, Word & Worship Trust, Thy Kingdom Come, Pais Movement, Youth For Christ, YouthScape, The Message, Prayer Spaces In Schools, Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade.
As the 4-day Bank Holiday ends at Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come are also providing a Cheeky Pandas film, song and book for primary school children – with resource packs for home/church/school and community events.