God save the Queen
We hope you had a great weekend and have loved celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen, Her Majesty Elizabeth II. It’s been a wonderful time of community and celebration.
We have been celebrating 60 years of service. In a world where people do not keep their word, we honour a monarch who has kept the promise she made on her 21st birthday,
I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
We live in a world where people rarely persevere and too easily thrown in the towel. This weekend we have celebrate the service of one who has not given up. The Queen has weathered the storms and persevering through wars, recessions, twelve prime ministers, problems in the family…
Praise God for a godly queen and pray for her future. On Sunday at St Giles’ we sang hymn words specially written by a local clergy person. (to the tune Finlandia)
We celebrate these sixty years of blessing,
of freedom, peace and justice in our land;
for wealth unknown before in all our story
we thank our God for goodness from his hand.
And for our Queen, Elizabeth the Second,
we thank you, Lord, for her example set,
her Christian faith, her loyalty in marriage,
her tireless service, which is with us yet.
As we look back on sixty years of blessing,
we come today with thankful hearts, o Lord;
but now we look with faith towards the future,
made stronger by the promise of your word.
Grant to our Queen health, peace and full salvation;
give us the faith to follow in Christ’s way;
to strive for justice, fairness, love and kindness,
work for his kingdom and the coming day.
If you have any photos of church over the weekend, we’d love to share them. Email them to email@example.com
On Saturday many of us were in the Rec for the parish picnic.
We enjoyed our own celebrations at the Barn Dance on Tuesday evening.
Click on this photo to see more from the website of Buckhamshire Advertiser.
Listen to Charlie’s Jubilee Sunday sermon here.
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