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Templecombe's Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2nd June

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 16:52
By Stephen Hood

Templecombe's beacon being constructed ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 lighting ceremony

Abbas and Templecombe Parish Council will light a beacon at Templecombe Recreation Ground for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2nd 2022.

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme that evening.

Cucklington village will also be lighting their own beacon at the same time.

Our schedule for beacon lighting in Templecombe

14:00 A specially written proclamation will be read heralding the lighting of the beacon later that day.
21:35 A piper will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially composed for the occasion.
21:40 A bugler will play Majesty to announce the lighting of the beacon.
21:45 Our beacon will be lit and Templecombe and Ladies Choir will sing Song for the Commonwealth.

Templecombe Jubilee beacon ready for the lighting ceremony

Beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace also on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with the Queen’s Green Canopy “Tree of Trees” sculpture projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

“Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth. They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglers and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”

 - Bruno Peek LVO, OBE, OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons


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