Drummaul Parish, Randalstown, intends to hold a weekend of events to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the accession to the throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
An exhibition of Royal memorabilia and illustrations of Royal occasions will be on display from 12 noon on Saturday February 4 until 10pm on Monday February 6 – the 60th anniversary of the accession.
On Sunday February 5 there will be a special jubilee service in Drummaul Parish Church at 3.30pm when the preacher will be the Dean of Armagh, the Very Rev Gregory Dunstan.
On each of the three evenings, at 7.30pm, the will be a Royal talk in the parish hall delivered by the rector of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion, the Rev Derek Kerr. These will be based on Derek’s own extensive collection of Royal memorabilia and reminiscences.
Refreshments will be served throughout the weekend and donations will be divided between the NSPCC and Drummaul Parish Maintenance Fund.
Derek said the weekend aimed at celebrating ‘a very public life of service given by the Queen over 60 years and the part played by Prince Phillip and other family members, especially those no longer here.”
Derek, who travelled to London to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last year, said: “I hope it will be a time when memories will be stirred and true gratitude offered to God for the life of the Royal family.”