Is your church preparing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the extended bank holiday weekend of 2-5 June 2022?
The UK and Commonwealth will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a four day Bank Holiday from 2-5 June 2022. Churches are in an ideal place to bring communities together for these national celebrations, which end on Pentecost Sunday.
HOPE Together has provided a range of resources for your church, including ’70 Acts of Service’, a new contemporary hymn to be used in celebrations and Platinum Jubilee branded banners and posters.
Resources and Ideas
The Church of England has published their Liturgical resources for The Queen's Jubilee, detailing prayers, readings and more. To access the resources please click here.
The Song - A new anthem ‘Rise Up and Serve’ has been commissioned by HOPE Together and partners, and written by song writers Graham Kendrick, Mal Pope and the contemporary worship band Rend Collective.
The YouTube video featuring choirs from around the Commonwealth will be produced by Les Moir from the Word & Worship Trust who played a significant role in bringing together The UK Blessing, which has been watched by nearly 5 million people.
What else is planned?
- Our Faithful Queen - a gift book using rarely-seen prayers the Queen prayed as she prepared for the Coronation. This 64-page book full of photos will be published by HOPE Together and Biblica in March in the same large-format as ‘The Servant Queen and the King She Serves’ which HOPE published with LICC and Bible Society for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
- The new book Our Faithful Queen is based on the prayers the Queen prayed in preparation for her Coronation – they were given to her by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, in a book of devotions to use from 1 May 1953- to 2 June – her Coronation Day.
An animation and book The Girl Who Grew Up To Be Queen for under 5s is being published using Happyland children’s toys from The Early Learning Centre to explore the question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’
70 Acts of Service is an invitation to communities to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service by serving others – the 70 community service ideas include: ideas for individuals, small groups and whole communities. Examples include:
- Drop a small card to a hidden hero, just to let them know they’re noticed.
- In a queue? Buy the next person in line a coffee/sandwich/pint along with your order. Or pay for a bus ticket for the person behind you.
- Ask a local care home if there are residents who have no visitors, who’d welcome a visit. Commit to visiting at least once a month.
- Set up a free shoe-shine stall in your high street or town centre – with the necessary permission from the local authority.
On Her Majesty’s Service for 11-14s seven ready-to-use sessions for youth organisations, schools and uniformed organisation produced by youth specialists from the Church of England, HOPE Together, Pais Movement, Youth For Christ, YouthScape, The Message, Prayer Spaces In Schools, Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade.
Your Street Party Planner – ideas, plans and games for fun-packed community events developed in collaboration with the Methodist Church.
You can discover more resources for your church here.
RSCM Platinum Jubilee Project - The Royal School of Church Music are inviting choirs and singers of all varieties to take part in the RSCM Platinum Jubilee Project. This will comprise singing a new choral piece, In Our Service by Thomas Hewitt Jones, specially commissioned by the RSCM, sometime around the Jubilee weekend - Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. The piece has been written to be suitable for a wide range of abilities, from unison voices to SATB, with live accompaniment or with backing track. Find further details here.
Jubilee events in Leeds Diocese
If your church has planned any Jubilee events, please contact the Leeds Diocese Communications team at communications [at] leeds.anglican.org
|Bolton St James||Street party, Saturday 4th June|
|Keighley Parish Church||Cream Tea on the Green, Thursday 2nd June at 2pm|
|Wakefield Cathedral||Service of Thanksgiving, Saturday 4th June at 12 noon|
|Bradford Cathedral||Civic Service of thanksgiving, Sunday 5th June at 3.30pm|
|Halifax Minster||Flower and Music Festival, including an art installations, live music and flower arranging demonstrations (full details can be found here). Service to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, Sunday 6th June at 6pm.|
|St Peter’s Coniston Cold||Bell Busk village party, Saturday 4th June. Jubilee celebration service, Sunday 5th June at 2.15pm|
|St Andrew’s Church Aysgarth||Flower Festival: ‘Seven Decades: Celebrating the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II’, June 2nd to 6th, 9am-6pm. Service to celebrate Pentecost and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Sunday 5th June at 11am|
|St John’s Great Horton||Garden party, Sunday 5th June at 12:30pm|
|Knaresborough Anglican Team||Celebration in the Park, Saturday 4th June at 10am. Ecumenical Civic Service cf Celebration, Sunday 5th June at 10.30am|
|All Saints' Church, Burton in Lonsdale||A display of Wedding Dresses from 1952, Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June from 10am until 4pm|
|Holy Trinity Ripon||Platinum Jubilee Celebration, including live music and afternoon tea, Thursday 2nd June at 12 noon|
|Warley St John||Community Picnic at Warley Vandals Clubhouse and Rugby Grounds, Saturday 4th June from 2pm to 5pm|
|Huddersfield Parish Church||Coffee Morning with Refreshments and home made cake and a sale of Crafts and Craft Resources, Saturday 4th June from 10am|
|St Edmund's Roundhay||Family picnic with activities, crafts and bouncy castle on 5th June after the morning service 11.30-2pm and a Pudding & Pimms in the garden event between 2.30pm-4.30pm|
|St Bartholomew's Armley||Music Party for the Queen - Music from the 1953 Coronation played on the world-famous Schulze Organ plus Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and the National Anthem with new harmony by Paul Ayres, Thursday 2nd June from 4.00 p.m.|
|St John the Evangelist, Lepton||Service of Thanksgiving, Sunday 5th June at 10.30am|
|Castleford Team Parish||Jubilee Flower Festival at All Saints Parish Church, June 3rd to 5th from 10.30am each day. Service of thanksgiving, Sundays 5th June at 3pm|
|St Stephen's Church, Steeton||Community Festival Displays including children's activities, stalls and refreshments, Saturday 4th June between 1pm and 4pm. Family Service for Pentecost and the Platinum Jubilee, Sunday 5th June at 10am. Community Festival Displays, Sunday 5th June at 2pm|
|St John's Church, Wakefield||Queen's Jubilee Picnic, Sunday 5th June from 12 noon to 2pm|
|St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church Calverley||Celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee including a service of celebration, heritage tours and a picnic. Friday 3rd June from 1pm to 4pm.|
|St Cuthberts Wrose||Jubilee Family Garden Party, Sunday 5th June at 2.30pm|
|St Margaret’s Ilkley||Civic Service of Thanksgiving, Sunday 5th June at 6.30pm|
|St Mary’s Garforth||Hymns & Pimms, Saturday 4th June at 3pm|
|All Saints, Normanton||Service of Thanksgiving and Beacon LightingService of Thanksgiving and Beacon Lighting, Thursday 2nd June at 7.30pm|
|St Chad’s Far Headingley||Jubilee Party, Friday 3rd June from 3pm|
|Christ the King Battyeford||Jubilee concert, Saturday 4th June at 3pm|