ChurchCare launches hub resource for Queen's birthday
In 2016 the nation and Commonwealth will celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
A central news sharing resource for churches and cathedrals has been launched to encourage and equip communities as they organise celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in June 2016.
The Church of England’s Church Care Website will provide a virtual map of events, a helpful checklist on how to involve community partners as well as publicity opportunities.
Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester and lead Bishop for Church Buildings said, “Churches up and down the land will be organising myriad events in thanksgiving for the wonderful Christian service that the Queen has given, celebrating her commitment to God and the common good over ninety years.”
Official celebrations will take place in London between the 10th and 12th June including a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral,
The birthday celebration weekend offers churches the opportunity to share local stories from the last 90 years through exhibitions and oral histories, securing these memories for future generations.
Janet Gough, Director of The Cathedral and Church Buildings (CCB) Division for The Church of England said, ‘We hope exhibitions, celebratory peals of church bells and festivals will fill our church buildings with people of all generations and from across local communities as they come together to celebrate this important milestone in our national life. The ChurchCare hub will be a useful virtual community space and I am excited to see it grow over the coming months.’
The link to the hub is: http://churchcare.co.uk/about-us/campaigns/news/943-queen-s-90th-birthday
News of planned events can be sent to ChurchCare by email: firstname.lastname@example.org