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The Oxhill News

June 2016

This months News



Oxhill Celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday

Here’s an update on the village celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday weekend this month, with all you need to know to join in.

Over the weekend of 11th & 12th June the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s official 90th birthday and in true Oxhill style we will be doing likewise with our own version of the national royal gala and picnic and cathedral service, with the added bonus of live music at the Peacock on the Friday night to start the weekend.

Thursday 9 June - A band of ringers ringing a number of quarter peals at towers in the area are expected to ring at St Lawrence’s Church in Oxhill at 11am to recognise the Queen’s birthday.

Friday 10 June - Music at the Peacock featuring Barney and Jerv from 8.30pm.

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June - Come and see the Celebration of Flowers in the Church.

Sunday 12 June - Oxhill’s version of the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral (held on 10 June) and The Queen’s Birthday Parade and Patron’s Lunch (held on 12 June) will be:

9.30am to 10.30am - Songs of Praise, St Lawrence’s Church. A special service where we are inviting requests for hymns to sing in honour of the Queen. Iain Lauchlan will be playing music and there will be flowers in the church, with coffee and cakes served at the end of the service. Please send your hymn requests to the Reverend Jill Tucker at revjill.tucker @ tiscali.co.uk.

12noon - A Parade for the Queen. We host our version of the parade with a parade by Oxhill’s children (ex-children welcome too i.e. adults!). The parade will start at 12 noon from the Church and take in Green Lane, Whatcote Road and Main Street before ending at the venue of our celebratory lunch (see below). We hope the parade will be led by Morris dancers - and do join in!

There will be a Crowning Glory competition with a prize for the best made crown and also prizes for the best dressed children who dress with a royal or patriotic theme.

12noon to 1pm - Games on the Field (Jill and Colin Tucker’s field near Back Lane). Children and adults join in for organised family games led by Ali Sayer including egg and spoon and sack races, plus French cricket or football (or whatever else is available on the day). Who needs `It’s a Royal Knockout`!

1pm - Royal Gala Lunch. A village lunch on Jill and Colin Tucker’s field near Back Lane (please enter via the gate on the lane) in honour of the Queen, where you are invited to bring a picnic. Please bring your own first and main course, drinks, plates, cutlery and seating (the field will be open from 9am if you want to set up chairs, tables and any Gazebos in advance). As this is also intended as a sharing meal, with the idea being that we share part of our food in true community style, it would be great if each party could bring a pudding dish or cheese to share (any size welcome, large or small), which we will be placed on a central table to divide up.

`Patrons` coming to the lunch need to nominate a picnic leader who should contact Katy Dowding on 688194 or
kdowding @ me.com, and let her know the size and name of your group coming to the lunch and to agree with Katy what dessert dish you will be sharing. Book your picnic group with Katy by Monday 6 June.

We will also have an `Open Table` hosted by Jill and Colin if you want to come but will not be attending as part of a group on this occasion. Please let Katy know if you if you wish to join this table. We really don’t want anyone to miss out!

And don’t forget to wear red, white and blue or `look regal` as there will be prizes for the best themed picnic group or person.

Later - Music at The Peacock


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