Big Jubilee Thank You Given to The Queen
Many of us will have signed the Big Thank You letter to Her Majesty The Queen, earlier in the year as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The Church of England has just released news about how all our messages have been delivered to Buckingham Palace today (Monday September 24th).
All the contributions were compiled together into one huge Big Jubilee Thank You before being delivered to the Palace. The Big Jubilee Thank You, coordinated by the Church of England and HOPE Together, was signed by members of the public in churches and cathedrals throughout the year and contains thousands of signatures from all over the country.
Dr Rachel Jordan, National Mission and Evangelism Adviser for the Church of England, said: "It was a great honour to deliver The Big Jubilee Thank You - a moving collection of messages and letters created during the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in cathedrals and churches across the UK and Europe, to express our gratitude to The Queen for her faithful service and Christian witness over her 60-year reign."
Letters of thanks were first signed by bishops, vicars and pastors, before being made publicly available in churches for the public to add their own comments and signatures. They have been pouring into Church House in London for several months, some dioceses and churches choosing to use the Big Jubilee Thank You downloads available from the Church of England website, others choosing to create their own ways of saying thank you. Signatures and messages of thanks from our Diocese were presented in a beautifully bound book.
To read the full news story on the Church of England website click here.
Pictures of the delivery of The Big Jubilee Thank You are available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52081765@N03/sets/72157631587238174/
Pictures of some of the contributions to The Big Jubilee Thank You are available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52081765@N03/sets/72157631587140618/
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