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Jubilee Service at Durham Cathedral

On Saturday 2 June, five members of SI Durham represented Soroptimism at the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving marking the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen at Durham Cathedral.  The service was attended by representatives of many local organisations who had been invited to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event.  The service was led by The Dean of Durham, and he was joined by an official party including the Queen’s representative, the Lord Lieutenant of the County, Sue Snowdon, accompanied by the High Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham, Shona Harper-Wilkes, The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Durham accompanied by his Mayor’s Bodyguard, and the Bishops of Durham, and Hexham and Newcastle.  The service included readings by a number of people and included a concluding prayer written by Ava Park, who won a competition held by the Bishop Hogarth Catholic Educational Trust, and a new composition called “The Call of Wisdom” written by a local, internationally known, composer, Will Todd, performed by the Platinum Children’s Choir singing with Choristers of Durham Cathedral.  The service was very moving and we all left feeling inspired.