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Special Cathedral service to celebrate Diamond Jubilee
8:25am Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in What's On
Exeter Cathedral will host a special service on Sunday (May 27) to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Towns and parishes across Devon have nominated people to attend who have made huge contributions to the lives of those in their communities as ‘unsung heroes’. With their guests, around 300 people will attend the service followed by garden parties in the Bishop’s Garden before and after. As part of the service, the Bishop of Exeter will present the ‘Big Book of Thanks’.
The large leather bound book contains hundreds of pages of written tributes from children and adults in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee. It travelled around Devon’s churches and church schools for two months earlier this year, collecting tributes, drawings and messages of thanks and support. It has also been on display in Exeter Cathedral collecting more signatures over the last three weeks.
Bishop Michael will present the book to the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, Eric Dancer, who is the Queen’s representative in the County. It will then be passed on to the Queen herself.
Bishop Michael said: “It has been wonderful to see how many people have wanted to share their own stories, and their tributes to Her Majesty the Queen.
"The book is a token of the regard in which she is held by people across Devon, young and old.”