St Paul‘s celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The bunting and logo were up outside St Paul’s, while inside the flower arrangers had done a magnificent job.

The Jubilee events began with an afternoon tea to which all parishioners were invited on Thursday June 2nd.

30 parishioners enjoyed a wonderful spread of scones, cakes, florentines, tiffin, all to the accompaniment of  uplifting music from Charles.  It was a great way to set off our celebrations.

On the Sunday the church was filled to capacity as members from across the community gathered to mark this historic occasion.  The ecumenical Communion service celebrated Pentecost with thanksgiving for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, and was led by the Revd Canon Jonathan Brewster.  The readings were given by the Revd David Edmondson representing the Methodist Church, and the Revd Joe Pryzlucki, Deacon at St Charles Roman Catholic Church.  The intercessions were  led by Steve Bell from St Mary’s Parish Church, Allithwaite.  At the end of the service all stood for the National Anthem, which was followed by the Crown Imperial March, an organ voluntary composed for the 1937 Coronation of George VI.

Following the service, the congregation enjoyed refreshments which included a delicious cake specially baked for the occasion by Sarah Brewster.

The weekend events finished with a picnic and concert by the Flookburgh Silver Band in Park Road Gardens, a splendid finale to a weekend of celebration, and a fitting tribute to a remarkable monarch.