Join the churches in Weaverham as we celebrate our Queen and the King she serves. See below for the details of what’s happening or if you want to take part in the ‘Big Sing’.
The Queen is a remarkable 96-year-old. What’s her secret?
She has been adviser and confidante to fourteen Prime Ministers. She can rebuild the 6-cylinder engine of an Austin K2 Ambulance, trek for hours on her Fell pony across the Highland moors and look entirely comfortable in a 488 diamond tiara. Until recently when ill health slowed her down, she dealt with hundreds of papers each week, had a heavy schedule of visits and personally conferred honours on more than 2,000 people a year. She shows a genuine interest in whoever she is with and courageously choses a low level of security so she can engage with people.
She has a joyous sense of humour. At the 2012 Olympics she gamely took part in a sketch with Daniel Craig. In 1998 she took the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia for a spin in her Land Rover. At the time, women were not allowed to drive in his nation. Apparently he asked her to slow down.
What is the source of her strength and willingness to serve? It’s a question she herself answered in 2002:
“I know just how much I reply on my faith to guide me through the good times and the bad. Each day is a new beginning. I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God… I draw strength from the message of hope in the Christian Gospel.”
In her Christmas broadcast in 2014 she said:
“For me, the life of Jesus Christ… is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role-model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none.”
Join us and the churches in Weaverham as we thank God for our Queen
Friday 3rd June, 2-4pm – Church & Bell Tower Tours with a Jubilee display from the History Society & refreshments in church. WANTED: Any relevant photos or memorabilia that you have that could be shared over the weekend. Please contact Vicky on 852500 if you can help with this.
Saturday 4th June – Family fun afternoon on Lakehouse field. There will be a prayer tent organised by Caroline and a St Mary’s stall where we will make sandcastles, flags and more to celebrate the Queen and her faith.
Sunday 5th June, 10.30am – Churches Together Jubilee service on Lakehouse Field. A great opportunity to celebrate in the heart of our village. As part of the service all choirs and schools in the village have been invited to participate in the Weaverham Big Sing. A special piece written for the occasion. Would you like to sing with the Community Choir at the Service? Contact Gillian Edwards on 07876633263 firstname.lastname@example.org