The Queen’s 90th Birthday

March 9, 2016

Many communities in towns and villages are making preparations to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth 2nd in June this year. You can find lots of suggestions on the HOPE Together website. Here’s what they say:

“The country and Commonwealth are celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. From her actual birthday on 21 April through to the official birthday celebrations from 10-12 June 2016, people will be participating in a wide range of events and Patron’s Lunches. It is an amazing opportunity for churches to bring communities together to say thank you: thank you to God for a faithful life well lived, and thank you to the Queen for her unstinting service.”

We have a great opportunity to work with the wider community. Our networks of friendship, our buildings and our churchyards can each be starting points. We have assets that can be shared with our neighbours so that we can celebrate together.

The Servant Queen and the King she serves

The ideas for celebrating the Queen’s birthday are wide ranging. What would work in your context? A Street Party, a boisterous event for children or a sedate tea party in a local Nursing home? Would your community value a special Sunday service – and would they help you plan it?

The Servant Queen and the King she serves

Bible Society, HOPE and LICC, have produced a very special 64-page book The Servant Queen and the King She Serves. Scripture Union and CPO are providing a range of matching resources to help churches and schools to mark this milestone in the life of the nation.”

HOPE Together