HOPE's Big Jubilee Lunch resources
Or you can use all of HOPE’s free resources for communities and schools to make the Diamond Jubilee a major moment to remember.
Diamond Jubilee New Testaments
We have sold over 655,000 Diamond Jubilee New Testaments to churches and individuals. They will be given away to neighbours, friends and children. These are bought at 50p a copy. To make the gift even more special and memorable you can download and print out dedication labels - particularly ideal for school pupils. New Testament presentation labels (pdf) .
More about the Diamond Jubilee New Testaments
The Diamond Jubilee Grace has been especially composed for the Big Jubilee Lunches that are part of the celebrations marking The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June. It can be used in part or in its entirety. Hundreds of local churches, of all denominations, across the nation are getting involved in encouraging and helping
local communities to celebrate together during the Diamond Jubilee weekend and will be able to bring this unique prayer, seen and approved by The Queen, quite literally to the table.
Download the HOPE Diamond Big Jubilee Lunch video to use in your church.
Print out our HOPE Diamond Jubilee flier
to inspire people to come and for churches in your area and members of your congregation to be involved.
Community building acitivities can enable all people of all ages to join in the party and have a lasting memory of the day! Fusion; youth and community, a partner organisation, explain what it means to build community and provide a run through of all kinds of ways you could do it at your Big Jubilee Lunch - games to Royal quizzes.
Specially-written Diamond Jubilee plays by Saltmine Theatre Co, School Assembly and lesson plans to use in schools or children’s clubs produced by Youth for Christ.
Primary School Assembly Plan (.pdf)
Primary School Presentation (video)
Secondary School Assembly Plan (.pdf)
Secondary School Powerpoint for Assembly (.ppt)
Secondary School Presentation (video)
Secondary School RE lesson plan (KS 3) (.pdf)
Secondary School Powerpoint quiz for RE lesson (.ppt)
Raise your Glass - Jubilee Sketch (.pdf)
Raise your Glass - Drama workshop/ notes (.pdf)
The TV Box Boy - Jubilee Sketch (.pdf)
The TV Box Boy - Drama workshop and notes (.pdf)
The Big Thank You gives everyone an opportunity to add their personal well wishes to special thank you letters being displayed in many cathedrals and churches around the country. You can write, or draw a picture, to say thank you directly to Her Majesty the Queen for 60 years of service.
Print The Big Thank You downloadable sheet and add your contribution. Collect the signed Big Thank You sheets from everyone at your Big Jubilee Lunch or in your neighbourhood and post them to Communications, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ by 30th June. Big Thank You info from the Church of England
This idea, from Fusion Youth and Community, allows children to write prayers for the Queen, our country and for their own family. Find out how you can involve children in your community in schools, in church or at the Big Jubilee Lunch itself. Your church could pray the prayers children in your community are praying.
Prayers for Queen, Country and family - community involvement suggestions (.pdf)
Children's ‘My Prayer for Queen, Country and family’ sheet (.pdf)
young children's prayer: "Great God, whose son Jesus looks after us, we thank you for our wonderful Queen. At this special time of Jubilee, please give her love, joy and peace as she does what you ask her to do and looks after us her people; through Jesus Christ who loves us all. Amen"
secondary age prayer: "O God our Father; you love all your children in this and every nation: we give you thanks for Elizabeth our Queen at this time of Jubilee; give her your strength and protection, your love and your peace, that she may joyfully serve you and her people all the days of her life; we ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and our friend."
For many older folk, this Diamond Jubilee will belong to them: the Coronation reminds them of street parties when they were young. HOPE has some great ideas of how you can help generations to link and celebrate with older people in residential care homes.
Celebrate with Senior Citizens_Jubilee Resource (.pdf)
Buy this 16 page mini-magazine for your street or community. It's a special and unique Diamond Jubilee souvenir booklet from HOPE and CPO unpacking some of the Coronation symbolism which can help people understand more about being a Christian. It includes a specially-written prayer to be used at the Lunch, ideal for churches to use with schools, residential homes and neighbours. Order your copies to giveaway at your Big Jubilee Lunch! Preview a draft of this booklet online at CPO
Order your high quality copies from CPO (out in April, in print, individually or in bulk)
HOPE’s Diamond Jubilee project pack
Writing a sermon, preparing a Diamond Jubilee schools’ project or simply wanting to know more about the symbols of monarchy? HOPE’s 30-page project pack
will give you an insight into the background of the Coronation, drawing out its Christian symbolism.
Roy Crowne, HOPE's Executive Director has written a service outline that you or your Church leader could use to link the service with the Queen's special Jubilee celebration.
Diamond Jubilee Church Service Outline (.pdf)
Check out the Church of England liturgy which is relevant for use for the Queen's Jubilee.
Have Frank Williams, one of the well known faces in the most popular classic comedy television series of all time - Dad's Army, visit your church. The 'vicar' in real life has a strong Christian faith and a lifelong commitment to the Church. Now, the BBC's Dad’s Army vicar will be making special appearances in churches around the UK as part of outreach events celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. More: firstname.lastname@example.org