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The Oxhill News

May 2016

This months News



Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Remember the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and the great show the people of Oxhill put on, despite the weather!

Over the weekend of 11 and 12 June the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s official 90th birthday and in true Oxhill style we will be doing likewise with our own version of the national royal gala and picnic, and cathedral service; with hopefully the added bonus of live music at the Peacock (subject to confirmation).

Saturday 11 June - Music at the Peacock (subject to confirmation).

Sunday 12 June - Oxhill’s version of the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral (held on 10 June) and The Queen’s Birthday Parade and Patron’s Lunch (held on 12 June) will be:

9.30am to 10.30am - Songs of Praise, St Lawrence’s Church. A special service where we are inviting requests for hymns to sing in honour of the Queen. Coffee and cakes will be served at the end of the service. All weekend there will be a Celebration of Flowers in the church. Please send your hymn requests to the Reverend Jill Tucker at revjill.tucker@tiscali.co.uk.

12noon - A Parade for the Queen. We host our version of the parade with a parade by Oxhill’s children (ex-children welcome too i.e. adults!). The parade will be from the church, will take in the village and will end up at the venue of our celebratory picnic (to be confirmed). There will be a Crowning Glory competition with a prize for the best made crown and also prizes for the best dressed children who dress with a royal or patriotic theme.

12noon to 1pm - Games on the field. Children and adults join in for family games including rounders, French cricket or football (whatever’s available on the day) on the Chapel Field. Who needs `It’s a Royal Knockout`!

1pm - Royal Gala Lunch. A celebratory lunch where you are invited to bring a dish for six people, your own drink, plates, cutlery and seating for a village picnic in honour of the Queen. This is Oxhill’s Royal Gala and Sharing Meal, with the idea being that all the food is shared in true community style. Donated dishes will be placed on a special trestle table with all invited to tuck in.

`Patrons` coming to the lunch need to nominate a picnic leader who should contact Katy Dowding on 688194 or kdowding@me.com, and let her know the name of your group coming to the lunch and to agree with Katy the dish you will be sharing. Please note that if you are a vegetarian you should bring your own food to ensure you are catered for. Book your picnic group with Katy by Friday 27 May.

And don’t forget to wear red, white and blue or `look regal` as there will be prizes for the best themed picnic group.

3pm - Music at The Peacock (subject to confirmation).


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