Jubilee celebration for Sheringham churches
2012 : The churches in Sheringham will be joining together on the Sunday of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend for an open air service at the sports field as part of the town’s jubilee celebrations. Tony Rothe reports.
Sheringham Town Council has launched “The Big Picnic” to celebrate our Queen’s 60 years on the throne. The event on Sunday June 3 is expected to be the largest single event Sheringham has ever staged.
The day will start with an informal open air service at 10.30am, organised by Churches Together in Sheringham, which will last about an hour. The celebration will include modern songs and traditional hymns, with the music provided by a worship group from one of the town’s churches as well as the Sheringham Salvation Army band. The Baptist Youth Pastor, Pete Skivington, will give a short message, and there will be craft and other activities for children. The offering will go towards ”BeachLife”, the outreach week for children and young people planned for August.
The service will be followed by musical entertainment, children’s competitions and fun activities for all the family during the afternoon. A rock concert is planned for the evening. Sponsored by the Town Council the whole event will be free to everyone, with free car parking for hundreds of cars close by and parking for blue badge holders on the field itself.
The sports field is behind “The Splash” leisure pool on Weybourne Road. Those attending may wish to bring something to sit on, as chairs will not be provided.
On the following day, Bank Holiday Monday, a beacon will be lit on nearby Beeston Hump as part of a network of beacons around the coast of Great Britain.
See the Sheringham Town Council 'Big Picnic' events programme for more details. The website can be found at www.sheringhamjubileepicnic.co.uk
The picture shows Doug Smith, the Sheringham mayor, and Tony Nelson, the Town Crier, launching plans for the Big Picnic weekend, and is courtesy of Chris Taylor Photo