Jubilee of The Queen’s Accession

Jubilee of The Queen’s Accession


When I spoke to you last… I asked you all, whatever your religion, to pray for me on the day of my Coronation - to pray that God would give me wisdom and strength to carry out the promises that I should then be making… I have been uplifted and sustained by the knowledge that your thoughts and prayers were with me.
Her Majesty The Queen, Coronation Day, 2 June 1953


Our principal celebration of
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
will take place in June

Saturday 4 June, Noon till 2pm:
Bring-your-own Jubilee Picnic
at our Parish Church

Sunday 5 June, 4pm till 5.15pm:
Children’s Crafts and Informal Worship
at St Andrew’s Centre

This is a special Jubilee celebration launching our monthly Worship@4 service
at St. Andrew’s Centre.

We offer a warm welcome, light refreshments, crafts for children and an informal service with Communion. The service is child-friendly and everyone is welcome!

Sunday 5 June, 6.30pm till 7.30pm:
Thanksgiving Service with Choral Music
at our Parish Church



We celebrated the Platinum Jubilee
of Her Majesty’s Accession
at two special services in February

At our 9.15am Eucharist on Sunday 6th February

We marked Accession Day in a simple way which sought to find a balance between thanksgiving for the many blessings of The Queen’s Reign and recognition that the day was also the Anniversary of the Death of His Majesty King George VI.

Anthem: Walford-Davies’ setting of Psalm 121, from the Church of England’s Accession Day Service.
The National Anthem
Voluntary: Walton, arranged by Murrill, Coronation March: Crown Imperial

At Evensong on Sunday 27 February

At this service, our choice of music was more celebratory. 

Introit: O Taste and See – words from Psalm 34, set to music by Vaughan Williams for Her Majesty’s Coronation in 1953. 
Anthem:  Zadok the Priest – words from the First Book of Kings Chapter 1, set to music by Handel for the Coronation of King George II in 1727, and sung at the coronation of every British monarch since then.
Voluntary: Orb and Sceptre – Walton’s Coronation March, written for Her Majesty’s Coronation in 1953, arranged by Murrill. 

Collect for Accession Day

Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness,
bless our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth,
and all who are in authority under her;
that they may order all things
in wisdom and equity, righteousness and peace,
to the honour and glory of your name
and the good of your Church and people;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Credit for Photograph

Title: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 
Creator: Unknown; Date: June 2, 1953
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, K-0000045
Licence:  Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)