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2 The Queen s 90 th Celebrations

3 The Queen s 90 th Celebrations Unique opportunity for mission 1 in 3 people will attend an event to celebrate the Queen s 90 th birthday 81% of the UK in favour of the Queen 25 million UK audience National events to be mirrored by local communities Church called to be at the heart of celebrations Longer pub opening hours! YouGov poll in Mail online, April 22 nd 2016 The Guardian, June 6 th 2012

4 The Queen s 90 th Celebrations 12 th 15 th May: Windsor Pageant Friday 10 th June: National service of thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey Saturday 11 th June: Trooping of the Colour Sunday 12 th June: Giant Street Party on The Mall (Patron s Lunch)

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9 Give every member of your church two copies one to read and one to give away. Give a copy to members of groups that use your church building. Give copies to members of uniformed organisations using church premises. Give copies to your Community groups Give a copy to your Mayor, local councillors and business leaders. Visit residential care homes in your area with gift copies of the book. Run a Royal Quiz Night in your local pub and give guests a copy.

10 If you know someone who likes all things royal ask them why and give them The Servant Queen book. Hold a Queen s birthday tea party and invite neighbours or work colleagues, giving them a copy of the book as a gift. Give a copy to every guest who comes to any of your special services or events Organise a street party and give a copy to everyone who comes Follow up the gift with What did you think? and What do you think about Jesus the King the Queen serves?

11 Schools editions Shorter 12 page version Suitable for 10+ age groups Comes with assembly outlines Give copies away free after assembly Could be used with Sunday schools

12 Special services Most churches hosting a thanksgiving service on Sunday 12 th June Put the emphasis on thanksgiving; for the Queen and for her faith! Could be part of your normal service Follow it by street party or garden party Invite civic dignitaries Invite uniformed organisations to parade Invite schools to form a choir and do readings Have a Royal Bonnet competition organise it with schools prize giving at service

13 Special services See if there s anyone who is 90 in your community and invite them and their family as special guests Leaflet your community inviting them to the service and/or Street party With the invites ask the community for their thoughts or memories of the queen and weave that into your service Give your regulars extra invites to give to their friends and family Make the service and sermon evangelistic remember you should have lots of none Christians there Use quotes from the Queen about her own faith in sermons

14 Special services Personalised invites can be ordered to cut down on time and effort

15 Special services Personalised banners can also be ordered

16 Special services Personalised banners can also be ordered

17 Host a Street Party Create a team include parish council & other local groups Do it in churchyard (or street, but seek permissions) Advertise widely offer lifts Bring and share meal or organise catering Lots of games, sing songs, entertainment and bouncy castle perhaps Make it free Sing national anthem and offer prayers Lots of bunting, party poppers, hats Give book or bookmarks to each person

18 Liturgy & Worship Choose very well known, uplifting hymns Focus on Queen s faith Consider printing special orders of service Use CPO s pre printed order of service (

19 Liturgy & Worship An outline of the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving that will be held in St Paul s Cathedral at 11.00am on Friday 10th June to mark the 90th Birthday of HM The Queen, will be available from the beginning of May together with the texts of Prayers and Intercessions from the service.

20 Liturgy & Worship Collects, graces and readings for the Queen s 90 th available (handout) Liturgy for Queen s 80 th available (handout) Other resources also downloadable

21 Liturgy & Worship Anthem for the Queen's 90th Birthday St Paul s Cathedral has commissioned Master of the Queen s Music Judith Weir to create a new anthem for the Queen's 90th birthday. It will be sung by St Paul s Cathedral Choir at the National Service of Thanksgiving here on Friday 10 June. But the Cathedral is not keeping the anthem to itself for a world premiere. The piece has been written to suit both the magnificent choir of St Paul s Cathedral and local amateur choirs - so everyone should feel able to perform it to enjoy an echo of the St Paul s service wherever they are. People will be able to order the anthem from Judith Weir s publisher Chester Novello to perform at their own local services or concerts to celebrate the Queen s birthday. Scores may be preordered (contact Chester Novello for more details) and will be available from early to mid May.

22 Liturgy & Worship Music Sunday: The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) is encouraging its members and volunteers across the country to join in celebration the Queen's 90th birthday by holding their Music Sunday on 12th June. Churches and communities around the UK and overseas will join in celebrating this event with music and hymns.

23 Other ideas Invite residents or school children to ring the church bell once each an afternoon of bellringing for the Queen (intersperse with prayers) Host in church a Royal memorabilia display - get local community to contribute Host an evening of Royal music organ, CD, brass band intersperse with prayers and words about her faith by the Queen Show the BBC documentary Elizabeth at 90 a family tribute in church follow it by bubbles and cake and a few prayers

24 Other ideas Organise an oral history project record local peoples memories of the Queen. Play it on constant loop in the church when open during June Host an exhibition of what life in your community was like 90 years ago ask the community to contribute stories, pictures etc Do a 90 year challenge - find 90 people in your community, one born every year of the Queen s life tell their story with photo display. Have a Queen s 90 th Flower festival Have a Royal Bake Off competition best Queen s birthday cake wins

25 THE QUEEN AND THE KING SHE SERVES

26 The Brief Produce a resource that children in churches and schools could use as they celebrate the Queen s 90 th birthday. It should help children to understand the roles of the Queen. It should include Bible passages which reflect these roles. It should include an opportunity for children to contribute meaningfully to a Celebration service It should include activities which Messy Churches can use in their celebrations.

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28 THEME TRADITION QUEEN S ROLE Attending the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day BIBLICAL LINK Celebrating the Lord s Supper Luke 22: Corinthians 11:23-26 SERVICE/LITURGY ACTIVITY Collect for this celebration MESSY CHURCH/ CRAFT Create your own Crown Jewels to remind everyone of an important event. CARE Patron of many charities The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 SACRIFICE Maundy Money Last Supper Jesus washes feet John 13: 1-17 Intercessions for those who are sick, elderly or suffering. Confession activity!i promise I will care boxes. Design a coin for someone who cares LIVING FAITH Christmas Message Nicodemus John 3:1-5, 16, Credal prayer or statement Cross design CELEBRATION Great picnic A Song of Praise (Ps 150) Writing a psalm of praise based on Ps 150 Bunting for your own celebration

29 Example 1 Follow a theme TRADITION 1. ATTENDING THE CENOTAPH 2. CELEBRATING THE LORD S SUPPER 3. WRITING A COLLECT FOR THE SERVICE 4. MAKING A CROWN AND OTHER CROWN JEWELS

30 Example 2 FOLLOW THE TYPE OF ACTIVITY Service/Liturgy Activity 1. Write a collect for the celebration 2. Create some intercessions for those who need special care. 3. Make an activity to say sorry 4. Write a credal statement after you have discussed what you believe. 5. Write a Psalm of praise, perhaps with music!

31 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission welcome and mission

32 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission straw poll what was your busiest ever event?

33 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission they re still coming

34 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission making connections the visible church

35 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission our shop window

36 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission making our premises more inviting making the house of God a home

37 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission

38 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission looking at our buildings Are the grounds well kept? Is the entrance intimidating? Is it clear how you get in? Is the church visible from the road? Is there easy access? Then there s the noticeboards

39 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission decorate

40 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission open church will there be events on throughout the celebrations? will people be able to come into the church when there are no events on? what will they find inside if they do?

41 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission anxiety attack How do newcomers feel as they enter your church? It s difficult to meet with God if you re anxious about your surroundings.

42 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission causes of anxiety for newcomers Clutter Lack of warmth Lack of toilet facilities Unclear directions Restricted sight-lines Inappropriate space Unmet needs

43 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission special needs Bad back Hearing difficulties or sight difficulties Learning difficulties Autism / Asperger s / Down s syndrome Unsecure walking or standing Wheelchair or mobility scooter user Disabled badge holder Bladder problems (young or old) Food allergies Breast feeding requirements Illiteracy / difficulty reading English as a second language Very short or tall Overweight Short attention span Bald

44 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission reflecting the welcome of God the face of Christ

45 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission open church, welcome church choose people that you would like to be welcomed by have people outside (with an umbrella when it s raining) have people to introduce newcomers to others have people to answer questions

46 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission helping people fit in is the liturgy clear and easy to follow? will a visitor feel excluded or exposed? will a visitor feel uncomfortable? will a visitor know what to do?

47 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission

48 mission for the Queen s 90 th birthday welcome and mission the everybody welcome course Available from Church House Publishing at: Leader s manual Course member s booklet DVD Have a look after the workshop

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