There’s an all-weekend party running at St Peter’s this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee – and you’re invited!
We’re joining forces with our sister church St Paul’s for A Journey through the Decades to give our whole town opportunity to come together to remember and celebrate.
Events will take place at St Peter’s on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June and will centre on a special free exhibition – and lots of tea and cake!
We are gathering together memorabilia from each of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign, from the 1950’s through to the present day. Clothes, games and toys, books, food, music, local and national news, photos and events will all be on display, with some memories of the churches down the decades too.
The exhibition will include a stall for each decade of the Queen’s reign, which will be full of reminders of life and culture at the time. Lots of the items will be interactive and hopefully give people a great sense of nostalgia and prompt their own memories of those times.
The exhibition will be open between 11am and 3pm on both days and free tea and cake will be available for visitors.
On Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm, there will also be a Community Street Party taking place in St Peter’s car park. All are welcome, the event is free to attend and there will be food, music, more cake, garden games, activities and a quiz to enjoy.
The celebratory theme will continue on Sunday 5 June at St Peter’s, when there will be an outdoor service for all ages at 10.30am in the church car park called Worship through the Decades. June 5 is also the Feast of Pentecost this year, when we celebrate and remember how the gift of the Holy Spirit came to the early church and has been with us ever since. This year, we’ll also be celebrating the Queen’s 70 years as head of our country and of our church and singing songs and hymns from each of the seven decades during the service to keep the nostalgia theme going!
The event has been partly funded with a grant from Bradford Council’s Jubilee Grants scheme, and Coun Martin Love, newly-elected Lord Mayor of Bradford as well as Shipley ward councillor, will be attending the event on Saturday.
“We’re delighted that our new Mayor is able to join us and look forward to welcoming him but we really hope that many others from our parishes in Shipley will accept the invite too,” said Vicar, Rev John Rainer. “We’d love to party with you or hear your memories over a piece of cake – so please do call in and join us!”