Do we need a reason for a party?
Well, actually, we usually do! Whether it be moving into a new house, retirement, getting married, a new baby, a wedding anniversary or a birthday, it isn?t often that we just have a party with nothing to celebrate. The weekend of 10-12th June will see the official Birthday celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen, and what better reason to have a party, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth?s 90th birthday. Hopefully it will also include a win for England who play in the European Cup on the Saturday evening, too.
On Saturday 11th June we are planning to have a party in the Rectory Garden from 3pm until late; with a tent for Afternoon Tea, ice creams, a BBQ, a raffle, music and lots of fun activities. There will be a Cake-Bake-Off Competition where the decorations must be ?fit for the Queen!?. There will be two categories: Three Cup Cakes & Traditional Birthday Cake (fruit or sponge) and three age groups: Under 10, 10-16 years & Adult. If you are coming, how about dressing up in the red, white and blue theme, or wearing a hat to make it a special occasion.
On Sunday 12th June, there will be a Celebratory Birthday Afternoon Tea at Burgh Castle at 4pm served in the Village Hall and a very special Birthday Celebration Songs of Praise in Burgh Castle Church, featuring music and hymns that are special for the Queen. You will find further details in Village Voice or on the website: www.allsaintsbelton.org.uk.
The Bible teaches that we should celebrate with those who celebrate; and to remember the good things that happen in life, not always focus on the bad. There is more than enough sad news in our world today, so for one weekend, let?s celebrate and enjoy the reason for our partying ? the amazing service and life of Her Majesty The Queen.