St Columba’s celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday with a weekend of events.
Saturday featured an extended coffee morning and an evening concert. The varied musical programme included light organ classics, romantic and patriotic singing, and clarinet jazz, as well as talks on the Queen and on the installation of our digital organ. It was a great evening’s entertainment, with special guest the Mayor of North Tyneside, as well as a representative of local medical charity Northumbria Blood Bikes, which was to receive all the money raised over the weekend.
Sunday morning worship was very much in keeping with the theme of the weekend, and included members’ reminiscences of occasions when they had met the Queen, and a reading from The Servant Queen and the King she serves. The service was followed by a patron’s lunch in the church hall.