Ringing to celebrate the Queen’s 90th!

All across the Upper Itchen Benefice church bells tolled out in celebration of The Queen’s 90th Birthday. At the All Saints Service the bell ringing was led by Bruce Newson and David Elton. Visitors were invited to join the congregation in peeling “Happy Birthday to The Servant Queen and to the King she serves”. It proved very hard work, and became so popular that queues formed in the grounds of Hinton Ampner House. As they waited many took in The All Saints Exhibition and and the challenge of the Quiz on “The Queen’s Role as Head of the Church”! Every visitor was given the order of service marking this special event, which included prayers especially chosen by the Queen. One visitor, a teacher remarked, “Thank you, I have so enjoyed the day and will share the order of service with my pupils in class tomorrow and tell them all all about it!” Many had seen the event advertised on the Church of England web site Celebration Map (www.churchofengland.org/) and travelled down specially, to take part in the fun of a very special and happy celebration.


All Saints Bell Ringing

All Saints Bell Ringing with NT Visitors

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