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Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey

Tuesday 9th May 2017

On Monday 13th March, BB members from across the UK joined 800 children and young people from across the UK at the Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey, in celebration of Commonwealth Day.

Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, attended, accompanied by other members of the Royal family. High Commissioners, dignitaries from across the UK and around the Commonwealth, senior politicians and faith leaders were also present.

Representing the BB were Tom Baird from 1st Legacurry, Cabrini Brown from 1st Ballygowan, Lucy Mawhinney from 1st Lylehill, Daniel and Michael Akintoye from 2nd Bermondsey, Cameron Stein from 1st Kirkliston and Jon Rogers from 28th West Kent.

The Service celebrated the 2017 Commonwealth theme of ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’, reaffirming the Commonwealth Charter principle that: ‘international peace and security, sustainable economic growth and development and the rule of law are essential to the progress and prosperity of all’.

Jon Rodgers, member of 28th West Kent Company, said “It was an honour and privilege to attend such a service, see the Queen and appreciate what the Commonwealth does and what it represents.”

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