Join the Lord Mayor of Oxford in Jubilee civic procession and service of celebration

Published: Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Oxford residents are invited to enjoy all the pomp and ceremony as the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, joins a Jubilee civic procession.

The procession is made up from invited guests from across Oxfordshire, to Christ Church Cathedral to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Beginning at 1.30pm on Saturday 4 June, the parade will be led by bagpipe player Will Bissett, as the party make their way to Christ Church from the Town Hall.

Oxfordshire’s Service of Celebration, organised by the Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire and the Chapter of Christ Church, will then begin at 2pm: guests are invited to be seated by 1.40pm.

Music includes pieces by Parry and Elgar, sung by the Christ Church Cathedral Singers and hymns include Jerusalem. Guests will hear poems from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Philip Larkin and Carol Ann Duffy.

Readings will be given from representatives from Oxford’s many diverse communities, including Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Polish and Bah’ai.

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, will deliver the sermon.

After the service, guests will make a toast to Her Majesty the Queen in the cathedral garden

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, said:

“This is my first ceremonial duty as Lord Mayor and I couldn’t be prouder to have the opportunity to walk through the beautiful city I represent in my full regalia.

“This is the first civic procession since I became Lord Mayor and I hope people come out to wish us well and join us in the special celebration of thanksgiving for her Majesty’s life and historic reign”.