I hope you’re looking forward to a long Bank holiday weekend of celebrations and gatherings in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
We begin on Thursday at 11am in Claxton Churchyard, with the Dedication of a newly planted tree, part of the nationwide Queen’s Green Canopy, and the opening of the ‘Flowers for the Queen’ festival in Claxton Church. On Sunday we’re also the birthday of the worldwide Church at our 9.30am Pentecost Communion service there.
Please come and enjoy the Jubilee showcase in St Mary’s Church, Surlingham (Friday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm). There is a flower festival, a knitted street party (as featured in the EDP), photo opportunities to pose with Her Majesty and at the Teddy Bears Party, and a “find the corgi” competition. Refreshments will be available. The weekend is gathered up with well-loved hymns in the Festival Songs of Praise at 4.30pm.
CARLETON ST PETER
There will be a Jubilee Songs of Praise on Sunday at 2pm followed by a tea party from 3pm onwards. Please bring something to sit on and some food to share at this friendly community gathering.
ROCKLAND ST MARY
… is gathering as a community for a Jubilee Tea Party at Black Dyke and the Parish Room between 2-5pm on Sunday. Refreshments available. Come and enjoy the knitted bunting and good company!
With all good wishes, Nick