The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

 
Supporting the work of maintaining and enhancing St Peter's Church and the churchyards that belong to it.
 

Visit of Her Majesty the Queen 2016

On 6th May 2016, we welcomed Her Majesty the Queen to Berkhamsted to unveil a newly-restored Coat of Arms of Elizabeth I which hangs in St Peter’s Church. The event was a occasion of great celebration and a tremendous honour for the whole town. 

The Queen unveiled the restored Coat of Arms at a special ceremony, attended by a number of local dignitaries and representatives of the local community. The choirs of St Peter’s Church and the Berkhamsted school sang a short programme of choral pieces in the presence of Her Majesty, including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Henry Wood’s O Thou the Central Orb. A beautiful new work, O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, composed specially for the occasion by St Peter’s Director of Music, Adrian Davis, was also sung. The event was a occasion of great celebration and a tremendous honour for the whole town. The Queen then went on to visit the Berkhamsted School for a celebration of their 475th anniversary.  Berkhamsted School was founded in 1541 by Dean Incent, a member of the Berkhamsted Parish who was Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral 1540-45.

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