The Queen’s Birthday Big Lunch – 12th June 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Big Lunch was held in Corby Market Place on Sunday 12th June. The weather was challenging but the event was able to go ahead with the aid of some cover with gazebos! Many thanks to the Corby Christmas Tree Fund., who organised the event.

The Big Lunch was followed by Songs of Praise at st John’s Church, in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

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Lighting the beacon in Corby Glen for HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday

On 21st April, Corby Glen marked the Queen’s 90th birthday with a beacon lighting ceremony on the village green. Residents gathered at the Church Street Rooms for sparkling wine and birthday cake, before processing up to the beacon. Reverend Stephen Buckman addressed the crowd, including a message from Clarence House, regarding the Queen’s birthday. This was followed by the beacon being lit, assisted by two members of the 1st Corby Glen Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Group. It was good to have the Corby fire crew there who are looking for new recruits to join the team.


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HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacon Lighting – Corby Glen

You will probably have seen coverage of plans to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21st April, with over 1,000 beacons being lit across the country. Corby Glen will be part of that chain – see attached poster.

This will be the third time the beacon has been lit – it will be great to see as many people there as possible to join in with this national chain of beacons!




Celebrations for HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday – April and June 2016

The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday this year. Queen Elizabeth is both the country’s longest reigning and the oldest monarch, and celebrations are planned around the country to mark her 90th birthday on Thursday, 21st April, and over the weekend of her ‘official birthday’, with street parties on Sunday, 12th June.

Lighting Corby’s Beacon – 21st April

We have been invited by the Pageantmaster for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons to include Corby Glen’s beacon in the chain of beacons to be lit across the country on 21st April, with the Queen lighting the Principle Beacon first.

This will be the third occasion our beacon has been lit: the first was for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and the most recent was for the 70th anniversary of VE Day in May last year. Further details to follow.

Big Lunch and Street Party – 12th June

On 12th June, an enormous street party will be held on The Mall in London, with 10,000 guests joined by the Queen. Street parties will be held across the country at the same time, and the annual Big Lunch event has been timed to be on the same day.

Corby Glen will be joining in with our own HM Queen’s Street Party and Big Lunch. Again, more details to follow!

There will be more to announce as arrangements progress. For now, make a note in your diaries!

Steve Honeywood

Induction of the Priest in Charge of the Corby Glen Group

It was a great pleasure to attend the Service of Licensing of the Reverend Stephen Buckman, at St John’s Church, as Priest In Charge of the Corby Glen Group, on 1st December.

The church was full, with all churches in the group represented, and some parishioners also present from Roffey in Horsham, where Stephen was Curate.

It was a splendid service, conducted by the Bishop of Lincoln.

We welcome Stephen, his wife Vicky and family, who have now moved into Corby Glen.

Steve Honeywood