Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s reign of 63years ,217 days

HM The Queen
HM The Queen

Berwickshire will celebrate HM the Queen becoming the longest reigning British Moncaeh with a Songs of Praise celebration.

Hosted by Duns and District Parishes, on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, the evening of praise is on Sunday, September 13, in Duns Parish Church starting at 7pm.

An evening of praise with lots of congregational singing and including Andante Chamber Choir, Duns Parish Church Choir, and Eyemouth Fishermen’s Choir, the evening will be introduced by The Very Reverend John Cairns, previous Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Dean of The Order of St John in Scotland.

There will be a rehearsal of the congregational hymns, including harmonies and descants, in Duns Parish Church at 5pm for all individuals and choirs interested in being part of the ‘massed choir’. Refreshments will be provided for the massed choir between the rehearsal and the celebration.

A retiring offering will be taken to raise funds, along with the Order of St John, to place a defibrillator at Tweedbank Station, opened by The Queen on September 9.