A special civic service celebrating the Queen's ninetieth birthday - and the community
Churches Together in Marlborough will be joining with the Town Council to hold a special Civic Service on Sunday, June 12 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s ninetieth birthday.
The service is designed to be a time for thanksgiving, to bring the community together and provide a chance to look back at the parish over the last 90 years - marking Marlborough’s spiritual, civic and community life.
In the lead up to this event, Churches Together and the Town Council would like to hear from members of the community who, like the Queen, were born in 1926 - or even share the same birthday. They would also like to stage a small exhibition of photographs from 1926 and other memories of Marlborough from that decade.
It will give the town a chance to reflect on how it has changed over those 90 years – a then and now snapshot. The exhibition will reflect how the famous High Street looked in 1926 and how it looks in 2016, what pupils were learning in school, what news was being read in the newspapers, who the Mayor was, which families are still living in the town today and much more.
Churches Together and the Town Council: "We are hoping that Marlborough’s voluntary and community groups, civic leaders, schools and residents will want to be part of this occasion and celebrate Marlborough since the birth - and during the reign- of our Queen."
Following the service, the Town Mayor will invite the congregation to the Town Hall for refreshments and a chance to wish Her Majesty the Queen a very happy birthday.
The Town Mayor, Councillor Margaret Rose, said: ”This is a unique opportunity to look back at a special snapshot in time and reflect on how our town and its communities have changed in the 90 years since the Queen was born."
"We are hoping that as many as possible will share their memories with us from 1926 and the intervening decades and that others can show us just how good it is to be in Marlborough today. Everyone is warmly invited to the service and then to come along to the Town Hall afterwards.”
The service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Marlborough at 10am on Sunday, 12 June 2016.
The organisers can be contacted as follows: