Celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Published: Tuesday February 1, 2022

Tell us your plans for the Jubilee Weekend.

This year the country will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a four day Bank Holiday, from 2 to 5 June.

On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June, Bishop Rachel would love to join in with events taking place across the Diocese of Gloucester. Send your events to ku.gr1680244414o.coi1680244414dsolg1680244414@pmal1680244414ck1680244414

On 5 June, the country is being encouraged to take to the streets for parties and celebrations with their local community, as part of national Thank You Day. (See Thank You Day resources here.)

A special website celebrating The Queen’s faith and service has been set up at theplatinumjubilee.com focussing on six ways to mark the occasion: Celebrate, sing, gift, learn, service and invite.

  • Celebrate: Throw a party for your local community, invite everyone to a special church service on Pentecost Sunday, the final day of the celebration.
  • Sing: There’s a new anthem, ‘Rise up and Serve’, which has been commissioned for the jubilee and choirs are invited to record their version of the song, with a chance to be included in the final recording, to be released on YouTube.
  • Gift: We are encouraged to think about giving a commemorative gift to the children in local schools and local communities.
  • Learn: Resources for schools, young people and children, including uniformed groups and youth groups.
  • Serve: 70 acts of service to do during 2022.
  • Invite: A prompt to invite your community to a special service at church, making the connection between the Queen’s 70 years of service, her Coronation anointing and the Holy Spirit anointing available to everyone who follows Jesus.

Bell ringing in churches across the UK and Commonwealth will be marking this celebration with a coordinated call to ring to coincide with the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s taking place on Friday 3 June .  There are also plans to ring across London on Sunday 5 June as part of the Pageant.

These are the two coordinated activities the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers is supporting.

Of course, the weekend lends itself to plenty of opportunities to ring and you may have already seen references asking bells to ring between 19.52 to 20.22 on Sunday 5 June to close the extended weekend’s celebrations.

What is your worshipping community doing to celebrate the Jubilee? Let us know by tagging @glosdioc on Twitter, @Diocese.of.Gloucester on Facebook or by sending your stories to ku.gr1680244414o.coi1680244414dsolg1680244414@pmal1680244414ck1680244414

Hope Together is working with the Church of England, the Methodist Church, Biblica, Word and Worship Trust, Thy Kingdom Come, Pais Movement, Youth for Christ, YouthScape, The Message, Prayer Spaces in Schools, Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade.

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