The Diamond Jubilee Grace
A specially composed grace thanking God for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen - and the food to be shared at Jubilee celebrations - is going to be prayed by millions of people throughout the Commonwealth on Sunday, 3 June, before they share a Big Jubilee Lunch in their communities.
The Big Jubilee Lunch is part of the celebrations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as announced by Buckingham Palace, and encourages people to come together to share lunch with neighbours, friends and family.
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.
Audio version of the Grace recorded by various church leaders is available for you to play if this is easier at your Jubilee celebration. Download and print copies of a pdf presentation version of the Diamond Jubilee Grace.
Grace for Diamond Jubilee Lunches
"O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, we give you thanks for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth; for her steadfast faith and for her royal service to this nation and all the peoples of the Commonwealth.
Bless the food before us and the people beside us; may the sharing of this meal strengthen our communities, and nurture the bonds between us of friendship, hope and trust.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ who reigns as servant of all.