It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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A message from Alan Barnett, Churchwarden. St John the Baptist, Plymtree on behalf of the people of Plymtree

by | June 14th, 2016

A message from Alan Barnett, Churchwarden. St John the Baptist, Plymtree  on behalf of the people of Plymtree, I would like to inform the Lord Lieutenant that a very successful and well supported Flower Festival was held in the Church of St John the Baptist over the weekend of 4th and 5th June to celebrate the 90th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.  The festival is one of those listed on the Lord Lieutenant’s  calendar of events.

The weekend in the church included:

  1. A wide range of floral imaginative tributes created by the people of Plymtree which covered aspects of the Queen’s life including her Christening, love of horses, role in World War II,  life at Balmoral, involvement with the armed services and also with the Commonwealth.
  2. A display of decorated plates created by all the children of Plymtree C of E Primary School.
  3. A full peal rung by a visiting team of bellringers lasting 2 hours 55 minutes – only the 10th time this has happened in Plymtree.
  4. A Church service to celebrate the life of the Queen including recollections of her life shared by the congregation.

Some photographs are attached.  Next weekend Plymtree moves on to the “Party in the Park” to continue our celebrations.