Members of the public are invited to attend special church service that is being held in Alnwick over the Jubilee weekend to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The County Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held on Sunday June 5th at 6pm at St Michael’s Parish Church, Bailiffgate, Alnwick.
There will be hymns, prayers and readings including one from local gentleman Duncan Davidson who was a Page at the Queen’s Coronation.
The Duchess of Northumberland in her capacity as Lord-Lieutenant, The Queen’s representative for the county, will also give a reading.
Towards the end of the service, a special commemorative medal to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be awarded to serving frontline members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and the Armed Forces.
Acting as a token of the nation’s thanks, the Platinum Jubilee Medal follows a long history of awarding medals to mark Royal Jubilees, with the first one awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1887.
Her Grace, The Duchess of Northumberland said: “Everyone is welcome to attend this special service, whether or not you are a regular church-goer and whatever your faith, please come along. It is going to be a wonderful occasion when we can all to come together to celebrate and give thanks for the Queen’s magnificent reign and amazing 70 years of dedicated service.”