6 December 2015
The restoration of the Royal Coat of Arms in St Peter’s Church was undertaken to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Since then the Friends have been taking forward an initiative to record this fact alongside the restored Coat of Arms.
A board has been commissioned to hang immediately below the Coat of Arms. It will bear the words: The Tudor Royal Coat of Arms of QUEEN ELIZABETH I was restored to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of QUEEN ELIZABETH II It will also bear the Royal Coat of Arms of Queen Elizabeth II and t he dates of the Queen’s accession and Jubilee year 1952 – 2012. The work is being undertaken by the distinguished heraldic artist Baz Manning and the expectation is that it will be completed and put in place sometime next year.
The Friends hope to arrange a number of Tudor events to be associated with the introduction and unveiling of the new board. Watch out for posters and flyers promoting these celebrations. The new commemorative board is being largely funded by donations and if you would like to contribute to this historic record of the ongoing links between Church and State, please contact our Treasurer, Victoria Booth.