It was a spectacular weekend of celebration for Her Majesty The Queen at Winchester Cathedral, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

On Friday morning attendees joined together inside the cathedral’s nave for bible readings, anthems, prayers and congregational hymns, as part of a live-stream of the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral. The service was an expression of thankfulness and an opportunity of reflection for The Queen’s reign, faith and service; desire to foster unity and peace amongst all peoples; and commitment to care for God’s creation.

On Sunday, all were welcomed to ‘Open Cathedral’; a coming together of friends and families to celebrate the historic milestone with Jubilee themed activities, hymns and royal ecclesiastical music.

Purple and gold coloured lights lit-up the nave as young people explored the cathedral on the ‘Royal Blood’ and ‘Curious Crowns’ trails, which proved very popular with families looking to learn more about the cathedral’s royal past.