The weekend of 9th - 12th June 2016 has been designated as the weekend for communities around the UK to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday and we in Cobham, Surrey have chosen Sunday 12th June to show our appreciation and gratitude of a lifetime of service by her to our Country, Commonwealth and indeed the World.
We hope as many of you as possible will join in our celebrations for all or part of the day.
In essence, starting at 9.30am, a parade with marching band will leave the Royal British Legion to arrive at St Andrew’s Church for a 10.30 Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for our local community to celebrate the Queen's birthday and her role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The service will follow the shape of a service that will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 10th June. It will include wonderful royal church music and readings and reflections on the Queen’s life. Local school children will be taking part. The bells will ring out. At the end of the service the parade will leave the church and process via the High Street, where the Mayor of Elmbridge will take the Salute, to the Leg of Mutton Field.
On the Leg O’ Mutton Field at 12 noon the Cobham Band will be playing and we shall welcome the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More Molineux, who is the personal representative of the Queen in our county. There will be lunch for some 50 elder members of our community with, hopefully, some born in the same decade as the Queen and we ask everyone in the community to come along and bring their picnics and join us. Local schools will entertain us and there will be stalls of local charities and those where the Queen is Patron. At 1pm the Lord Lieutenant will cut the Birthday Cake.
We invite everyone coming to the church service and/or Picnic to be dressed in the style of one of the decades from the Queen’s life, such as 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's etc!
Please come along and enjoy yourselves and help make the events a great success!
Organisers: The Royal British Legion – Cobham Branch
assisted by The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust, The Cobham and Downside Residents Association, St Andrew’s Church and The Cobham Chamber of Commerce.