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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022

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Community event to celebrate
Her Majesty The Queen's 70 years as our Monarch.

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Organiser: Liz Allen


Dear Residents,

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s historic 70 years as our Monarch, Kington St. Michael will be organising many events and we need your help. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage our whole community.

EMAIL: ksmqpj@gmail.com If you or your local group/club has suggestions about how you can help support this event. Or just get in touch to say hello, and ask to be kept informed. All ideas welcome.

FOLLOW: Please follow our page on Facebook @KSMQPJ (click on the Facebook logo above) for updates, and check out the Jubilee logo competition.

VOLUNTEER: To make this event happen we need a team to plan KSM’s celebrations, ensuring everyone in our community can access the Jubilee celebration day. No doubt, plenty of bunting will be involved.If you can help in any way please email

Finally, LOOK OUT for events associated with the QPJ and come along to support and help fund raise.

Many thanks,

Liz Allen



Jubilee Celebrations 2022
Platinum Jubilee Newsletter May 2022

Friday 3rd June: Bellringing.  Kington St Michael Bell Ringers will be ringning our church bells from 11.30am, as the peal of bells will be echoed across the country to coincide with the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.

Saturday 4th June: Jubilee BBQ.  KSM QE2 Field Group will be lighting the community BBQ at the field from 2pm for villagers to use (take and cook your own BBQ food)!

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Please join in the informal celebrations, make use of the recreation field, take a blanket and some food and drink, maybe join in a game of rounders or table tennis, and celebrate the Jubilee together on the field! Portaloo available.

Sunday 5th June - The Big Jubilee Lunch.  Taking place thoughout the village, the main street will be closed between The Ham and its junction with Stubbs Lane from 11am until 4pm.

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Kington Cafe event

9.30am: there will be a Pentecost service in St Michael & All Angels Church

11am: the main road will be closed between The Ham and the telephone box.  Tables will be set up in the main street near the pub, club and café.  We're providing picnic tables for 120 people, with thanks to Adrian Cole.  Extra tables and chairs are available from the village hall - please contact Flora at ksmhallbookings@gmail.com to book free of charge.  Or feel free to set up yourselves and your group at a picnic table, or bring your own chars and table at any time after 11am.

11.30am: Kington St Michael Bell Ringers will be rousing the community to gather in the main street.

12pm: Join in our very own Jubilee Street Party for a right royal knees-up!

St Michael & All Angels' Tim Woodward, local lay minister, will officially start out event at 12pm and lead with a special prayer and the National Anthem.

2pm: childrens' jubilee themes fancy dress compeition - judging will take place near the pub, club and café, with a prize for the winning outfit.

2.30pm: KSM Jubilee bake-off competition - open to all.  Can you create a new Platinum Jubilee dessert or cake to share with everyone on Jubilee day?  If so, take your entry to Kington Club from 11am - 1pm.  Prize for the winner.

4pm: Road re-opens.  Please help us remove the picnic tables from the road and return any borrowed furniture back to the village hall before the road re-opens at 4pm.  Please take your rubbish home.

Please support our local businesses open on the day:

  • The Jolly Huntsman will sell a selection of hot and cold take-away dishes, Pimm's and other drinks until 3pm.

  • Kington Café will be open from 12pm - 3pm, offering cream teas, cake, coffee and BBQ food.

  • Kington Club will open from 2pm - 6pm.

Bring: Kindness and good cheer!  Buy or bring your own food/drink, with extra for sharing, bin bag to take rubbish home, sun cream, dogs on leads, camping chair (if needed), table decorations, paper plates, napkins and cutlery.  Pack the sunshine - there is no wet-weather alternative!

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February Update:
After much thought we’ve decided to focus on ONE Jubilee event of The Big Lunch on Sunday 5th June. This will involve a road closure during the middle period of the day as mentioned in the recent village newsletter.  It may continue into the evening.
This event will involve bringing food to share with your friends and neighbours and The Club, pub, cafe and village hall will be open for drinks and facilities. This will mainly take place near these venues in the village.
We’ve decided against a ticketed event for two reasons: the difficulties in organising events over consecutive days, and because Kington Club is planning a festival on the QE2 Field a few weeks later.
As it stands we have no plans to light a beacon on Thursday 2nd June at 9pm, although please do express an interest if you’d like this in KSM? Thankyou.

Thanks go to the Book Recycling Scheme for its donation of £50.

Cake Sale Result

Thank you to everyone who supported this starter event - we raised £250!


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