Parkside Evangelical Church celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in style with an indoor street party for all ages.
Seventy people enjoyed a sumptuous tea prepared by church members. Craft activities included designing royal crowns, finding and placing pictures of members of the royal family on a family tree poster, and colouring a 90th birthday picture.
We saw rare footage on DVD of the Queen’s wedding in 1947 with all the pageantry of the Coldstream guards and the royal carriage travelling to Westminster Abbey. A noughts and crosses quiz about the Queen was more appropriately named “Corgis and crowns.” This special occasion ended with a children’s fancy dress competition.
It was a memorable afternoon for everyone and as people left they were presented with the Bible Society’s new book entitled ‘The Servant Queen,’ which has extracts from her Christmas Day broadcasts and speaks of the Queen’s Christian faith that has strengthened and inspired her throughout her long life.
David G Nickless