Jubilee Week: From small ships to fish and chips

Published: Monday May 30, 2022

Britisg flags strung between treesThe Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is here and churches and communities across the Diocese of Gloucester are celebrating with parties, music and fun. The whole country is excited to celebrate this historic day in British history and the flags are flying across the county.


Some of the events hosted by churches are listed below – send your pictures to ku.gr1696285751o.coi1696285751dsolg1696285751@pmal1696285751ck1696285751 to be included in the roundup.



Wednesday 1 June to Saturday 4 June

Small ships festival

Venue: Discover DeCrypt

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

Participants are invited to design, build and race their own miniature ship. Prizes will be awarded for speed and design in four age categories ranging from Apprentice to Ancient Mariner. Hashim Norat, Mock Mayor of Gloucester, will award the prizes at 2 pm on Sunday 5 June. More –>



Thursday 2 June

Flower festival

Venue: Upton St Leonards Church

Time: Open daily until Sunday 5 June.

A display of red, white and blue flowers in the church.

More information –>


Jazz evening

Venue: St David’s, Moreton in Marsh

Time: 7 pm

Jazz Evening with Fish and Chips. The group entertaining is the famous Hot Fingers group, playing hot music from the swing era of the ‘20s and ‘30s.

For more information email moc.l1696285751iam@916962857513seer1696285751jm1696285751


Children’s Choir at the Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty The Queen

Venue: Compton Abdale Church

Time: 4 pm

Children aged between 6 and 16 will be singing in a special Northleach Benefice Children’s Choir during this special service. They will be singing the Jubilee Anthem Rise Up and Serve. More information here —>



Friday 3 June

Crowns and flags

Venue: Daglingworth Village Hall

Time: 2 pm

Crown and flag making for children and young at heart in the Village Hall.

To book please contact Wendy on 07791 680764 or Carole 07979 856983 before 22 May.



Saturday 4 June

Drama and tea

Venue: St George’s Church, Nailsworth

Time: 3 pm, followed by tea in the Parish Room.

St George’s Dragons children’s drama group will be putting on a play to celebrate. There will also be an exhibition from Nailsworth School of their Jubilee artwork. For more information contact moc.l1696285751iamg@1696285751dnalb1696285751enilo1696285751rac.v1696285751er1696285751


Sunday 5 June

Churches Together Service

Venue: Bathurst Park, Lydney

Time: 10.30 am

Everyone is welcome to a celebration service at the bandstand in the stunning surroundings of Lydney’s Bathurst Park. Come along and sing some hymns surrounded by seasonal Jubilee planted flower beds, and afterwards let the children play on the playground, feed the fish, watch the steam trains passing and enjoy a coffee at the popular Cafe in the Park. For more information contact Jane Penny at St Mary’s Church on 01594 563803 or 07856 679387.



Venue: Daglingworth Village Hall

Dress in red, white and blue and meet at the Village Hall to parade to the church, followed by an 11 am service of thanksgiving and at 12.30 lunch at the village hall and field, with entertainment.


Picnic and celebration

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe

Time: Starting around 11.30 am after the Sunday service.

Bring a picnic and a camping chair or blanket and join with local people for a celebration in the churchyard.

For more information contact: Simon Andrews, Churchwarden ku.gr1696285751o.hsi1696285751rapeb1696285751mochc1696285751niw@s1696285751nedra1696285751whcru1696285751hc1696285751


Jubilee parade, celebration service and Big Jubilee Lunch

Venue: The parade will start in The Triangle, Cinderford.

Time: 10.30am to 4pm

A free family-friendly event filled with celebration, food and drink, local entertainment and more. Uniformed organisations will join the parade and will process to St Stephen’s Church where there will be a service to celebrate a life of service. Then a picnic on the lawn at St Stephen’s, with opportunities to buy food and drink (or bring your own) plus crafts and games.

This is a joint event between Cinderford Churches (St Stephen’s, St John’s and St Eth’s), Cinderford Town Council and the Cinderford Branch of the Royal British Legion.

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Civic Service in honour of the Platinum Jubilee

Venue: Northleach

Time: 10.30 am

Children aged between 6 and 16 will be singing in a special Northleach Benefice Children’s Choir during this special service. They will be singing the Jubilee Anthem Rise Up and Serve. Refreshments after the service. More information here —>

Monday 6 June

Service of Thanksgiving to mark The Queen’s extraordinary life of service and faith

Venue: Gloucester Cathedral

Time: 5.30pm.

The service will gather up all the community celebrations of the half term and Jubilee Weekend providing an opportunity to reflect on this remarkable moment in our history.


Celebration breakfast

Venue: Oldbury

Celebration breakfast in the Memorial Hall, a Flower Festival at St Arilda’s Church with the theme “Through the Years” and an exhibition about Jubilee and Coronation celebrations in previous years.


Jubilee Events at Discover DeCrypt

There are a host of events happening in central Gloucester. Click on the link above to find out more.

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