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Norfolk celebrates the Platinum Jubilee in song

Churches and Christian organisations across Norfolk are putting on variety of musical and artistic events to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A Jubilee-themed ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ will take place on June 3 at St Mary’s church in Martham. The performance will be by the Norfolk Broads Concert Band, a collection of amateur brass, woodwind and percussion players. They are led by Musical Director Linda Purdy and will play a mixture of pop, film themes, standards and classical pieces. Tickets on the door are £10 for adults; children free (includes refreshments).
 
At St George’s in Tombland there will be a Jubilee Chamber Concert in aid of The Friends of St George, Tombland. It will be given by The Earlham Ensemble to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen on Sunday June 5. 
 
Holy Trinity Church in Caister on Sea is holding a Jubilee Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday June 1 which will include a recording of the tuneful and newly-composed Platinum Jubilee Anthem “In Our Service” by Thomas Hewitt Jones.
 
This is an opportunity for children to make their crowns for the home-made crown competition at Dereham's Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Fleece Meadow taking place on June 2. Booking is recommended for the Jubilee craft activity at Dereham Library as places are limited.
 
Lots of colourful handmade bunting is now ready for Aylsham Parish Church to start celebrating the Jubilee with events between May 26 and June 10. The centrepiece concert of music and poetry on June 4 will be featuring students from Aylsham Schools raising funds for Aylsham’s Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Trust, which provides educational support to local young people aged 12 - 22.
 
The Purfleet Trust in King’s Lynn is holding a (slightly later) Jubilee celebration on Saturday June 18. The event will take place at its centre on Austin Fields and will jointly celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and the launch a new booklet created by a client. The afternoon will be fun for all the family with music, balloon modelling workshops, tea and cake and a barbecue. At 2.30pm the trust will be presenting the booklet that clients have created with professional illustrator Charli Vince.

Further events, courtesy of the Diocese of Norwich newsletter are: 

Community Platinum Jubilee celebrations, St Mary Magdalene Church, Gorleston
Thursday  2 June. The church in Gorleston is inviting its community to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by hosting a community fete at the heart of the Magdalen estate in Gorleston. Read more here.

Music concert, St Margaret’s Church, Upton, Thursday 2 June.
Enjoy a concert including classical music, jazz and barbershop!

Norwich Cathedral celebrations, Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.
From a Platinum Jubilee Concert to A Right Royal Family Day, there is lots happening at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate.

Blakeney Platinum Jubilee celebrations. St Nicholas, St Mary & St Thomas', Blakeney
Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June. Join lantern making workshops, a concert on the quay, an outdoor gospel service and more as part of the Blakeney Jubilee celebrations!


Pictured above is scene from the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eldred Willey, 30/05/2022

Eldred Willey
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