A SPECIAL choral evensong to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history will be hosted at Coventry Cathedral this Wednesday (September 9).
The service, which commences at 5:15pm, will be attended by local civic and community leaders including Coun Michael Hammon, the Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, and Mr Paul Sabapathy CBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands.
Lord Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, will give the address.
Reverend Canon Dr David Stone, who will be leading the service, said: “It’s such a tremendous achievement and we sincerely hope that the people of Coventry will come to the Cathedral.
“The music for the service will include the hymn ‘All people that on earth do dwell’ and the anthem ‘I was glad’ by Sir Hubert Parry, both of which were sung at the coronation in 1953.”
Her Majesty The Queen has requested that the occasion is marked in a solemn way with national celebrations taking place in June 2016 to mark her 90th birthday.