County Services of Thanksgiving and Commemoration

From time to time, County Services of Thanksgiving are held to commemorate special events and occasions.

Such services may be held to celebrate an event of national importance or special anniversaries relating to Royal Family. Services may also be held to mark personal milestones such as wedding anniversaries or to commemorate the life of a prominent person.

County Services are often hosted at the Minster Church Reading – the county town of Berkshire - although from time to time services have been held in other towns. The Services seek to be inclusive of many parts of the community from across the County and importantly are multi faith services involving diverse faith groups from across Berkshire.

The Lieutenancy usually works with churches and volunteers to plan and organise these services.

Recent Services

October 2021

July and August 2014

June 2013

May 2012


A County Service of Thanksgiving for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

County Services of Remembrance and Reflection to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Start of the Great War

County Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen

County Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen





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