One of many celebration events in Down and Dromore to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee took place in St. Brendan’s, Sydenham on Thursday afternoon.
Over 600 people of all ages joined together in celebration at the free community street party that included lunch, tea and coffee, ice creams, slushies, crafts, music, fancy dress, soft play area and bouncy castles. A free book on the faith of the Queen was given out, the national anthem was sung and there was even a life–size cut out of her majesty for people to take photos as she couldn’t make it in person(!).
Andrew Brannigan, who helps to lead the church, said after the event; “This is one of the biggest events we have run in the parish and it is a testimony to people’s admiration for the Queen and also the hard work and dedication of the organising team and volunteers here.
It was a hectic day trying to keep up with the influx of arrivals and constantly make more sandwiches and tea but the team somehow managed it. It was worth it though to celebrate the jubilee and bless the community in Sydenham. The atmosphere was brilliant and a big thanks is due to all who attended and especially those who helped out.”
Sydenham parish will round off their jubilee weekend with a cream tea after church on Sunday at 12.30pm.