The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022
Thursday 2 June 2022
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, said: “Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, over 1,500 Platinum Jubilee Beacons will be lit across the UK and Commonwealth on the first evening of the four-day Jubilee Weekend (on Thursday 2 June 2022).
The Beacons will enable local communities to join together and pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events. “For the first time town criers, pipers, buglers and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting which will highlight both the diversity and the unity of the nation. The Queen has lit up our lives for seventy years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.’
The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury said, “ I warmly encourage Christians and church choirs throughout the country to join in singing the Song for the Commonwealth at 2145hrs on June 2, 2022 as The Queen’s Jubilee Beacons are lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth. This will be a moment of remarkable celebration as we join together across different generations, denominations, faiths and communities all over the world in proper tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.”
Alan Hay, Chairman of The Royal Celtic Society, whose Patron is Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal said, “We recognise the enormous commitment Her Majesty, The Queen , has made in serving the Commonwealth and its people. We are delighted therefore to encourage all our members to participate in the Jubilee celebrations and our pipers to play Diu Regnare, composed by our member Stuart Liddell in honour of this historic event.”
Melanie Nightingale, Director, Military Wives Choirs said, “Our network brings together over 70 choirs, united through the power of singing, and we look forward to sharing in this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with music, the strength of which is evident. Our passion for singing is clear and we are honoured to make these performances in a special event for Her Majesty.
Friday 3 June
The Churches Together in Hythe and Saltwood – Jubilee Service will take place at 1pm at Oaklands. You are invited to bring along a picnic.
Street Party Application Information and Links to apply
Street Party Application for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
This type of Road Closure ONLY applies to following type of event:
For Residents/neighbours only – Small Cul-de-sac and quiet estate roads -No selling is involved
Further advice, risk assessments and insurance can be obtained from: www.streetparty.org.uk
Applications from East Kent: Thanet, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe and Ashford should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hythe Green Preservation Society 18 June 2022 – Hythe Green Wood Opening Ceremony – 1200noon
The new Hythe Green Wood is a significant addition to biodiversity and an addition to the town’s amenities. It also represents a contribution towards the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative for her Jubilee Year.
Saturday 4 June – Tin Tabernacle Jubilee Event
On Saturday 4th June with kind permission of Peter Jarvis, the owner of the Tin Tabernacle, there will be a Celebration Day welcoming people between 10 am and 3 pm.
It will be a free celebration and get together for all the community of Hythe. Refreshments will be served, ice creams available, musical performances, the Town Crier, the Mayor and the Deputy Lieutenant will also be present. The bell will be rung from the newly refurbished Tower. There will be a small display of memorabilia of the Queen’s Reign including magazines, books and other commemorative articles. Time to talk and reminisce, relax and enjoy the company of others. All are welcome to drop in at any time and enjoy this celebration day.
Sunday 5 June 18.30 pm – St Leonards Church
Photos from The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend - Courtesy of the members from Hythe District Photographic Club
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