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Aylesbury Parish Church to hold service marking the day Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history

| August 24, 2015

On Wednesday 9th September 2015 a special church service will be help in Aylesbury Parish Church to mark the day The Queen becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Hosted by Buckinghamshire County, Aylesbury Vale District and Aylesbury Town councils the service, which starts at 4.30pm, will see the civic leaders of each authority do a reading.

Bishop of Buckingham the Rt Rev Alan Wilson will give an address at the service which will be led by the Rev Doug Zimmerman, Rector of Aylesbury.

The service will be open to residents and there will be seating for 500.

Buckinghamshire’s Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, said that Buckingham Palace were not encouraging ‘Jubilee style’ celebrations for this occasion, and it will be a normal working day for the Queen.

The Palace are, however, working on a programme to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.

Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning of the 41 kings and queens of England since the Norman Conquest in 1066. She will have reigned for 63 years and 217 days.

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