The Parish Magazine January 2022


Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning and Sonning Eye since 1869

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- January feature — 3



June 2013: 60th Anniversary of the Coronation

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One of the Queen's Beasts at Hall Place, Bexley

Chris Moncrieff,

2017: Her Majesty the Queen with members of her family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

As Rev Jamie writes on page 3 of this issue:

'2022 promises to be an historic year as we look

forward to the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty

the Queen'

Throughout the UK and many of the 54 countries

that form the Commonwealth, plans are being

finalised for a worldwide celebration of Her

Majesty's 70th anniversary of her ascension to the

throne on 6 February 1952. No other monarch has

ever reigned for so long.

Much of the planning has been underway for

more than a year and Buckingham Palace led the

way last September with the announcement of the

Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) which they describe

as: a unique tree planting initiative created to mark

Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and which

invites people from across the United Kingdom to

'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.


Everyone from individuals to scout and

guiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools,

companies and churches are being encouraged to

play their part to enhance our environment by

planting trees during the official planting season

between October 2021 to March 2022, and then

starting again in October 2022 through to the end

of the Jubilee year.

Sustainability is the focus for the Green

Canopy that encourage the planting of trees

to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s

leadership of the Nation and the Realms of the

Commonwealth, to benefi

ancient woodlands across

dedicated to the Green Ca

Planting trees dedicate

national tradition and the

examples from the past su

Beasts' which, are now eno

topiaries planted in the ga

Bexley, Kent in 1953 to cel

HM Queen Elizabeth II —

It's never too late to pla

of the Green Canopy — if

or dates left over from Ch

nuts or stones in pot!

If you plant a tree for t

Canopy let us know about


with our readers.

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A toy model of the Queen's Coro

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