Birthday bash is a real royal occasion
Parishioners raise a glass to toast the Queen’s birthday
Rut her glen West and Wardlawhill Church toasted the Queen’s 90th birthday with all the pomp and ceremony you would expect from such an occasion.
A thanksgiving service was held on Sunday, June 12 to mark the milestone in the life of Britain’s longest serving monarch.
After the service concluded, 125 members of the congregation filed through the sanctuary doors into one of the halls to enjoy a right royal knees-up.
Collages of different stages of the Queen’s life adorned the walls alongside bunting and flags while the tables were dressed in royal colours and flowers.
A double birthday cake sat on a specially decorated table, waiting to be officially cut by Mrs Alison Nicolson, the wife of the locum minster.
The top table was attended by special guests, including leaders of uniformed organisations.
After the welcoming speech, special prayer, cutting of the cake, toast to the queen, the Grace was observed and a three course lunch was served to all.
Following the meal, a thank you speech was given by special guest Councillor Denis McKenna, before everyone joined together to sing songs composed in 1926 such as Bye Bye Blackbird and You’ve got the Cutest Little Babyface.
The National Anthem closed the celebrations.
A spokesperson said: “It was a birthday party fit for our Queen.”
Lunch The food was fit for a royal feast Big smiles The party put a smile on everyone’s face Flag day This little lad was in patriotic mood Birthday cake Mrs Alison Nicolson, the wife of the locum minster cuts the cake
Time for tea This lot enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s birthday