Coronation celebration at the Cathedral...
A celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation
On Sunday 2 June there will be a special service of prayers and thanksgiving at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of HM The Queen.
The service, which will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Tollemache, who represents the royal family, will take place at 3.30 pm and all are welcome. Included in the service are words used at the Coronation service in 1953 and a special prayer written for this anniversary.
Last year many people joined in celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of HM The Queen and this year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation service which took place in Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
‘This occasion gives the people of Suffolk the chance to give thanks for all the years of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen and for her commitment to our people here and beyond our shores and for the universal respect in which she is held,’ comments the Reverend Canon Philip Banks, Precentor of the Cathedral and the person responsible for the organisation of the service. ‘We will pray for the Queen and also the Royal Family, for all who bear responsibility in government, and for the people of our nation as we commit ourselves afresh to serve our communities, our nation and the world.’
The Cathedral Choir will lead the music at the service and the Dean of St Edmundsbury, the Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward will preach. The service concludes with Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1, played on the Cathedral’s magnificent Harrison and Harrison organ.
Following the service, tea is available (£3 per person) but must be pre-booked with the Dean’s Secretary on 01284 784722, or firstname.lastname@example.org