Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022
Community event to celebrate
Her Majesty The Queen's 70 years as our Monarch.
Organiser: Liz Allen
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.
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.
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.
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)!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!
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.
Kington Cafe event9.30am: there will be a Pentecost service in St Michael & All Angels Church
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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?
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!