Over a hundred people celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a special service and an “indoor garden party” at St Paul’s Church in Craig-y-Don, Llandudno. The service, on her majesty’s official birthday, June 12th, included some of the Queen’s favourite hymns and music from her reign.
The choir of St Paul’s Church tackled the challenging anthem “I Was Glad” by C Hubert H Parry which was performed at the Queen’s coronation in 1953, and which requires the singers to split into two separate choirs.
The rector of Rhos Cystennin, Rev Noel Carter, led the service and told of how the Queen wasn’t expecting to come to the throne when she was a child, and of her voluntary service during the Second World War. After the service, the back of the church was reminiscent of a Buckingham Palace garden party with birthday cake, strawberries and good company.
Rev Noel Carter said: “we hope the music from the choir made it a suitably grand event for the occasion, but we also managed to keep the friendliness and intimacy which reflects the Queen’s own style in going about her work. Thank you to everyone who came and made the afternoon so enjoyable.”
(Pictures credit: Terry Westwood)