Jubilee celebrations

The Big Village Plan for Sunday 5th June  

The community day for the Jubilee 

In the Village  

Scarecrow Festival. 

Makers/Farmers Market Bus Turning Circle 8 am to 2 pm.  

Robert Ashton Park. 

Party/ Picnic in the park. 10 to 4 pm.  

To include in the park, trade / charity/community stalls. 

Coffee (Bewdleys), Bar 3 Fiends, Ice Cream van poss. community led sports eg tug of war.  Meltham Band 1.15 to 14.00. 

The Parish’s role within this 

St. James’ Church open all day toilets and a quiet space.  

Parish providing family games eg big Jenga, Giant Snakes and Ladders plus we will aim to make some e.g. Tin Can Alley, Beat the Bell, Splat the Rat.   Other ideas welcome. 

Selling Hot Dogs. 

Encourage people to write their prayers on red, white and blue strips of paper which will then be clipped together to make a prayer paper chain for the Jubilee service.  

Encourage children to either bring or draw at the time A4 Royal/Queen pictures these will be displayed in church.  

Fall back plan if day is rained off: St James’ will be open from 10 to 4 for tea coffee cakes etc plus indoor craft type activities for children. 

4pm St James’ team will run a Family Jubilee Celebration service.  

About 30 minutes.  

People encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Children encouraged to wear home -made crowns etc. 

No morning service at St. James’.

Help we need from now . 

Please give your names and what you can offer to Mike.

Collect your tin cans labels off washed out. For tin can alley. Need at least 60. Need to be bake bean type cans not aluminum drink cans. 

Help to make games paint signs posters etc.  

We need about 100 small boxes / cans etc. wrapped with Queen type jobs stuck to them. 

2 adult sized crowns made.  

Saturday morning 4th June.   

Help to decorate church/ bunting etc. Help to plan. Set up some dry runs so we know what we are doing on Sunday morning. (iron out problems etc) 

Sunday 5th June.  

From 8 am help to set up. 

From 10.00 through day: 

  • People to be in church. 
  • Help with cooking hot dogs
  • Encouraging use of games. 
  • Encouraging children to do drawings to display in church.
  • Encourage people to write prayers on ribbon paper. 
  • Most of all to be friendly and talk to people inviting them to Jubilee service.  
  • 5 PM help to clear up.