"Thank you, Your Majesty, for giving us the excuse to have such a fabulous celebration. It was a privilege to be able to attend so many local events including the beacon lighting in Mudeford and church services of thanksgiving in Christchurch Priory , Sherborne Abbey and St Mary’s Parish Church, West Moors. The Queen’s selfless public service and role as Defender of the Faith were highlighted in Bible readings and sermons. Her Majesty’s individual character was reflected in the choice of music, hymns and anthems. Community fellowship was to the fore during the refreshments which followed each service. My prize for the best beacon goes to Christchurch Town Council. The purpose-built beacon was a gift from ReidSteel, Christchurch’s largest private sector employer, and provided a wonderful focal point for the thousands who gathered at Mudeford Quay. My prize for the best Jubilee cake goes to West Moors. Pictures of both of these are below."
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