Come along and wish Her Majesty a happy birthday

This coming weekend, events across the country will celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 2:13 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:27 pm
People always enjoy an event at St Faiths Church, Lee-on-the-Solent and heres a picture of the popular summer fete held there

The Queen herself will be in London.

Tomorrow, Friday June 10, there will be a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, and on Saturday – the Queen’s official birthday – there will be the Trooping the Colour and a fly-past.

On Sunday the Mall outside Buckingham Palace will be turned into a huge street party, with a picnic and street performances for 10,000 guests.

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In Lee-on-the-Solent we’re also having a celebration party on Sunday.

It’s happening at and around St Faith’s Church, in Victoria Square.

At 11am there will be a special celebration service, to celebrate and give thanks for the Queen and her long service to our nation, and then from midday until 4pm we’re holding a party on the St Faith’s grounds in Victoria Square.

This celebration party is a party for everyone in the Lee community, and you’re invited to come and have lunch – bring your own, or buy from our barbecue or sandwich stall – and to spend time celebrating together.

Or just pop along during the afternoon and enjoy being present at the celebrations.

At 2pm we’ll be cutting a special birthday cake, and singing Happy Birthday to Her Majesty.

All afternoon there will be entertainments, stalls, a beer stall, games and activities for children, and a chance to relax and celebrate. For more information, do visit the St Faith’s website.

As I write this, we’re busy making our final preparations for Sunday’s celebrations, which we hope will be a great community event for people in Lee-on-the-Solent. For those of you who live in Gosport, there is also a Birthday Street Party in Alverstoke Village Centre, midday–3pm, also on Sunday, June 12.

Whatever happens, this weekend is a great opportunity for us as a country to celebrate our Queen’s service to our nation, and I hope you find a moment to join with family and friends to mark this special occasion.