Everyone is invited to gather on the Rec, near the war memorial.
Sunset 9.07pm – dress warm, bring a torch and a brolly!
Representing Her Majesty The Queen, the Lord-Lieutenant for Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, arrives in uniform.
Received by Simon Plater, Chair of Parish Council, District and Parish Councillors, Royal British Legion Standard and Scouts in uniform
Lord-Lieutenant unveils the Blue Plaque celebrating the recent planting of 400 trees in the village as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy – “Plant a tree for the Jubilee”.
Last Post, to commemorate those men from Tollesbury who fell in WW1, for whom trees were planted on the Rec a century ago.
One Minute’s Silence
Reveille, followed by a prayer and blessing. (Bugler John Jones; Vicar Tracey Caswell).
Royal Proclamation (Alex Neal) followed by Majesty Fanfare on the bugle.
Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon by the Lord-Lieutenant
As beacon is lit a choir sings a Song for the Commonwealth
This ceremonial moment of celebration is being conducted across the nation at this time.
Ceremony complete. Lord-Lieutenant departs.