The Minster Church of St Cuthburga in Wimborne will celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend with an event entitled ‘Arts, Crafts, Flowers and Music’. Taking place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, the Minster will be open from 10am until 4pm Thursday to Saturday and 12noon to 5pm on Sunday.
Three local art clubs, Twenty4Art Group, The Wimborne Art Club and Dorset 2020 Arts Society and Year 12 students from Queen Elizabeth’s School will be showing their work. There will be a display of quilting by Rae Cotton and Christine’s Creations of Knitted Toys, some embroidery work by the Minster Broderers and Dorset Buttons from Maureen Edwards. Greg Hoar from Wimborne Model Town is putting on a display, as is local beekeeper John Bunting. Gordon Edgar of Wimborne Railway Society is staging a model railway display and visitors will even be able to play trains. The Minster flower arrangers will be decorating the Minster with the bell ringers also putting on a display. There will be musical interludes throughout.
On the Sunday, in addition to the normal services both in the morning and evening, the Minster bell ringers will be ringing a Full Peal during the afternoon to mark the Jubilee.
Over Sunday lunchtime from 12noon until 2pm there will be a street party style lunch on the Minster Green – bring your own picnic lunch and soft drinks to keep to the local by-law of not drinking alcohol in the streets of the town. Coffee and tea will be available from Church House if required. This event will coincide with the Street Party in the High Street.
Entrance to The Minster is free although donations will be welcome towards the upkeep of church.
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