A well attended, special service of thanksgiving took place on February 6th at St James’s Church, to mark 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne. Together we offered praise and thanksgiving for the Queen’s life and her dedicated service to our nation remembering her personal testimony: ‘For me the teaching of Christ and my personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to live.’
The music was specially chosen with hymns from the Queens’ Coronation and Diamond Jubilee celebrations including a special arrangement of ‘All People That On Earth Do Dwell.’
The service ended with our organist playing ‘Crown Imperial’ by William Walton.
The church was also beautifully decorated with flower arrangements in patriotic red, white and blue.
The service was followed by a two tree planting ceremonies, one in Sandford and the other in Winscombe. You can read about these on page ??