Queen's jubliee events 2012


Parishes across our diocese will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee over the next few months, with most of the special lunches and events taking place in June. Her Majesty's Coronation took place on 2 June 1953. Among those parishes commemorating the jubilee will be Tattenhall and Partington & Carrington - and there are many others. Also, the Bishop of Chester will take part in a special jubilee civic service at Chester Cathedral on Sunday 27 May, (which all are welcome to attend) and will also attend a Churches Together in Crewe service at St Michael's Church, Ford Lane, Coppenhall, on Saturday 2 June. Bishop Keith will attend an ecumenical jubilee service at Christ the King Church, Birkenhead, on Sunday 10 June, starting 3.30pm.

If YOUR parish is holding a lunch or special event to mark the diamond jubilee, please do send us the details ASAP so that we can publicise it in plenty of time. And please email any photographs of the events when they take place. Please do not place photographs into a Word document or paste them onto the email memo pad. Digital photographs (Jpegs) should be attached separately as attachments to the email.


We are hoping to compile a pictorial feature of all the lunches and celebrations for a future issue of Chester Diocesan News, so please do send information in.

Partington & Carrington parish will hold a jubilee lunch in St Mary’s Church car park (or inside the church if it's raining) on Sunday 3 June, from 1pm to 3pm. The lunch will follow a jubilee family service in the church from 11am. This parish will also celebrate with a special concert, featuring a big community sing-song, on Friday 1 June, starting at 7.30pm.

Tattenhall parish will hold an ecumenical service in St Alban's Church, Tattenhall on Sunday 3 June, starting at 10.30am. After that there will be a 'big lunch' at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall High Street, including special entertainment for children. Rector the Revd Canon Lameck Mutete said: "Our sister parishes at Burwardsey and Handley are taking a full part. In fact, this is an event which the whole community is invited to join."