The Queen's Jubilee


In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. 

Our nation will come together over a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate, as the May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June and we have an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June.

Bishop Martin invites everyone in our parishes to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee together. "This year we are very much looking forward to the UK and Commonwealth celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As the Church of England in Suffolk, we are ready to play our part in bringing communities together for these national celebrations, joining in with the Festival of Suffolk, an initiative to celebrate our Queen and our County.  We know the blessings God pours upon us, and in turn we seek to be a blessing in the lives of others through love and service...We have chosen the theme of #SuffolkBlessing for our part in these celebrations. We hope that you will join in as we celebrate the blessings we receive and share with others through worship and service".

 

We have produced a booklet to summarise our celebration of the Jubilee please download a copy today.

  

Click here to download the pdf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you get involved?


There are many other ways of getting involved and we recommend finding out what is going on in your local community.  There may be street parties, exhibitions, beacon lighting, parties and more.  Your local schools may need help with assemblies and prayer spaces.  There are ecumenical prayer walks and plans to create prayer spaces.  The Cathedral is hosting a Jubilee service and you can use the order of service in your setting.  HopeTogether has pulled a brilliant resource pack together and Thy Kingdom Come is linking into the Jubilee theme. 

The links and pages below offer a wealth of information to get you started.

We would also love it if you shared your plans with us and followed us on our new Facebook group

Facebook group: suffolkblessing - Queen's Jubilee.

 

 

 

 

The Queen's Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and to thank the Queen for her exceptional service by inviting people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.  The aim is to create a network of trees, tree avenues, copses and woodlands to enhance our environment and landscapes to thank the Queen for her exceptional service.  Quality green space is essential for the environment and for our health and wellbeing. The people and organisations behind this initiative hope that it is one way in which we can come together, using trees and hedges to help us recover from the bleakness of Covid and to find confidence and hope in our futures.  

The Church of England is proud to be a partner for the Queen’s Green Canopy and is encouraging tree planting in schools and churchyards.   We have a page on our website dedicated to DAC advice on applications by PCCs for churchyard tree planting please visit:

Queen's Canopy | Weblink

 

Further resources

For further Jubilee resources please visit the websites below:

Hope Together | Weblink

Thy Kingdom Come | Weblink

Festival of Suffolk | Weblink 

This information will be updated as further details become available.

 


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Liturgical Resources - Platinum Jubilee
These resources are designed to help churches and faith communities mark HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee year in 2022.
Open Liturgical Resources - Platinum Jubilee

Rise Up & Serve – the Platinum Jubilee street party anthem
HopeTogether has launched their new anthem
Open Rise Up & Serve – the Platinum Jubilee street party anthem

Jubilee Prayer Spaces
Prayer spaces in unusual places
Open Jubilee Prayer Spaces

The Queen's Jubilee grants
Grants available from Suffolk Historic Churches Trust | deadline 31 December 2022
Open The Queen's Jubilee grants

Key Jubilee dates
Key dates to help you plan your events
Open Key Jubilee dates

Ecumenical events
Join Suffolk in Prayer and celebrate the Queen's Jubilee
Open Ecumenical events

Suffolk Blessing
Take part in #suffolkblessing
Open Suffolk Blessing

Torch Relay
A symbolic torch will tour the county of Suffolk from Friday 13 May to Wednesday 1 Jun 2022
Open Torch Relay

Festival of Suffolk
The whole county is uniting for the Festival of Suffolk 2022
Open Festival of Suffolk

Suffolk Jubilee Prayer
Share this prayer with your community
Open Suffolk Jubilee Prayer

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