Churches prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Excitement is building across the Diocese of Leeds as churches prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee over the extended bank holiday weekend.

From Cream Tea on the Green at Keighley, to a Flower Festival at All Saints Church Castleford, a variety of special events are planned to bring local communities together.

For some the partying has already begun, with the likes of St John's Cleckheaton inviting children from their toddler group to plant a tree in honour of the Queen. North Stainley (pictured) have also decorted their church gate with flags in anticipation of the celebrations to come. 

Other notable upcoming events include a display of Wedding Dresses from 1952 at All Saints' Church, Burton in Lonsdale and a Celebration on the Park orgaised by the Knaresborough Anglican Team.

Each of our three cathedrals at Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield also have a full programme of activites planned.

A range of resources for churches have been provided by the Church of England and HOPE Together, including ’70 Acts of Service’, a new contemporary hymn to be used in celebrations and Platinum Jubilee branded banners and posters.

Find more details and links to these resources here on a designated page of our website. Included is a list of Jubilee events. If your church has any planned events it wishes to be added to the list, please contact the Leeds Diocese Communications team at communications [at]

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