The Parish Magazine January 2022


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Lorna Roberts,

t future generations. 70

the UK are also to be


d to the Queen is a

re are many amazing

ch as 'The Queen’s

rmous heraldic animal

rdens of Hall Place,

ebrate the Coronation of

one is pictured bottom left.

nt your own tree as part

you have any walnuts

ristmas try planting the

he Queen's Green

it and send a picture to and we will share it

epartment for Digital,

(DCMS) has also

declared an extra bank holiday in 2022 for the

Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It will be on Friday 3

June. On the Sunday of what will be a nation wide

Jubilee celebration we, at St Andrew's Church will

be holding a special service to mark this historic

event. Rev Jamie also mentions this in his letter

on page 3. Look out for further details of this and

other local plans in future issues of this magazine.


Also in future issues we will be looking at

the past 70 years and we would welcome your

memories of the Coronation in June 1953 and

other occasions when perhaps you met the Queen.

As a starter for this, here is a piece published in

this magazine on 20 June 1953 when the then

vicar of St Andrew's, Rev Sidney Groves, wrote:

The Coronation has come and gone, leaving behind

it the memory of a most august service, beautifully and

reverently performed, the deep and abiding impressions

May 2020: The Queen at the opening of Royal Open Air

Theatre, Scarborough. Speedfighter17,

of the devotion and dignity of 'our most religious and

gracious Queen', and the hopeful sense that the nation has

turned a corner into a new and more firmly founded future.

One need say no more about the Coronation — every item

was faithfully recorded on the wireless and television, so

that all people could take part in the solemnity. For the

future the Church, as always, will exercise her priestly

function in offering her continuous prayer on behalf of

Queen and Commonwealth ...

The pre-Coronation services were well attended,

and the Church was well-filled for the Sung Eucharist

on the morning of Coronation Day, when there were 110


nation coach and horses won in 1953 by Gordon Nutbrown in a Reading Chronicle Coronation painting competition

Peter Rennie

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