Image above: St Michael & All Angels Church Parish Hall, Chiswick
Come and sing all the best songs of the Queen’s reign
St Michael & All Angels Church and The Tabard pub are inviting Chiswick residents to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June by singing some of the best-loved songs of her reign.
‘The Big Jubilee Sing: 70 Years of Songs’ will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4 June 2022 on the piazza and lawn outside St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall. Singers will be provided with song sheets and there will be a band and an outdoor bar.
Fr Kevin Morris, the vicar of St Michael & All Angels, and John Higginson, landlord of The Tabard, said:
“We’re inviting everyone to sing some of the most popular songs of the Queen’s reign, from the 1950s to the 2020s. And we hope lots of people will help us choose which ones to sing!”
Image above: Tabard pub
Not the first collaboration between church and pub
‘The Big Jubilee Sing’ has been scheduled to run from 4.30 to 5.45pm on Saturday 4 June so as not to clash with any ‘Big Lunch’ street parties taking place on the Saturday and Sunday of the Jubilee weekend.
The last time St Michael’s and The Tabard came together for a royal event was in 2011 for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Over 40 couples took part in a service reaffirming their wedding vows, followed by drinks at the Tabard. Ten of the couples had been married for over 40 years, and seven for over 20 – helping celebrate more than 800 years of marriage in total.
The Arts & Crafts church and pub face each other on Bath Road W4, two minutes’ walk from Turnham Green tube station. They were designed in the late 1870s by the influential architect Richard Norman Shaw, as focal points of Bedford Park, the world’s first garden suburb.
Image above: Couples who reaffirmed their wedding vows in 2011
Strand on the Green Jubilee event
The Big Jubilee Sing is one of several events taking place around Chiswick over the Jubilee weekend. Strand on the Green is holding a Queen’s Jubilee celebration on Sunday 5 June, the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend. Thames Road will be closed from Kew Bridge down to the Steam Packet pub, with live music and Morris dancers and the Fuller’s horses and dray offering rides up and down the road.
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