Platinum Jubilee Quiz  - Answers

  1. In what year did the fire occur in Windsor Castle. 1992
  2. What is the real date of the Queen’s birthday? April 21
  3. What ceremony takes place on the Queen’s Official Birthday? Trooping the Colour
  4. Which member of the Royal Family has appeared in a live episode of Coronation Street? Prince of Wales
  5. Who are the Queen’s bankers? Coutts
  6. How many different Prime Ministers have served the Queen? 14
  7. What was the name of the Queen’s first corgi? Susan
  8. What was the name of the Australian Prime Minister who put his arm around the Queen? Paul Keating
  9. When was the national anthem first performed? 1745
  10. Where is the former Royal Yacht Britannia now berthed? Leith, near Edinburgh
  11. What was the Queen’s mother’s maiden name? Bowes Lyon
  12. What is the name of the Games started by Prince Harry for injured service people? Invictus
  13. What is the Queen’s favourite drink? Gin and Dubonnet
  14. What was the Duke of Edinburgh’s favourite drink? Pale ale
  15. In which year did the Queen and Prince Philip get married? 1947
  16. Who was the Queen’s co star at the Olympics opening ceremony? Daniel Craig
  17. Who is the mother of Tom Parker Bowles? Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  18. Name the first four in line of succession to the Queen. Charles, William, George, Charlotte
  19. Why was the coronation of Edward VII postponed in 1902? King had appendicitis
  20. Where was the Queen born? 17 Bruton Street Mayfair
  21. Where was the Queen staying when she learned of the death of her father? Kenya
  22. What was the name of the man that Princess Margaret first wanted to marry? Peter Townsend
  23. Who was Prime Minister at the time of the Abdication Crisis? Stanley Baldwin
  24. Which of his wives did Henry VIII behead? Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard
  25. What was the Queen’s nickname with her family when she was a child? Lilibet
  26. Who is Miss Sienna Mapelli Mozzi? Daughter of Princess Beatrice of York
  27. What are the first names of the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? George Alexander Louis, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Louis Arthur Charles
  28. What is the official London residence of the Prince of Wales? Clarence House
  29. Where is Prince Edward (Earl of Wessex) in the line of succession to the throne? 14th
  30. Who is in charge of organising a coronation? Duke of Norfolk
  31. Who is the present Master of the Queen’s music? Judith weir
  32. Who is the present Poet Laureate? Simon Armitage
  33. Where is the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony held? The Cenotaph
  34. What was the name of the Royal Family before it became Windsor? Saxe Coburg Gothe
  35. To whom is the Princess Royal married? Timothy Lawrence
  36. Which Duke died in a wartime flying accident in 1942? Duke of Kent
  37. At which University did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet? St Andrews
  38. How heavy is the crown the Queen wore at her Coronation? 2.23kg or 4.9 lbs.
  39. Where are Queen Victoria and Prince Albert buried? Frogmore
  40. What is the name of Queen Victoria’s residence on the Isle of Wight? 0sborne
  41. Where was the Duke of Edinburgh born? Corfu
  42. Who made the Queen’s Coronation dress? Norman Hartnell
  43. How many monarchs have there been since William the Conqueror? 40 or 41 – Lady Jane Grey??
  44. On which occasions can you expect to receive a telegram from the Queen? 100, 105 birthdays and each year after 105. 60, 65,70th wedding anniversary and every year thereafter
  45. Where was Charles 1 beheaded? Outside Banqueting House, Whitehall
  46. How many children did Queen Victoria have? 9
  47. What did Prince Albert die from? Typhoid fever
  48. Where are the two private residences of the Queen? Sandringham and Balmoral
  49. For which Honours does the Queen personally select the recipients? Orders of the Garter and Thistle, Order of Merit and Royal Victorian Order
  50. Which British Royals have competed at the Olympic Games? Princess Anne, and her daughter, Zara Tindall

Sunday 10th April 2022

The Holy Communion Service on Palm Sunday held at All Hallows' Church was led by Rev'd Michael Jackson.

In his address Michael spoke about the difficult choices we are often faced with in life and the road that we choose to take.He cited the words the wonderful American singer/songwriter Tom Paxton wrote following the 9/11 disaster, in tribute to the bravery of the firemen (The Bravest)

'when the firemen were running up the stairs and we were rushing down' 

As we follow the journey of Jesus to the cross we reflect on the decisions he took and the path he travelled.

We remember at this time the difficult decisions so many people in Ukraine are making, which path to take?, To travel to safety, a new life or to stay with loved ones in their own country.

Rev'd Jackson concluded his address with the poem by Robert Frost, 'The Road Not Taken' which ends as follows:.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence

Two roads diverged in a wood and I---

Took the one less traveled by

And that  has made all the difference

Palm Crosses were blessed and distributed following communion.

Which path do we take?





The APCM for the Parish of Beltingham with Henshaw was held at All Hallows' Church on 29th March 2022.

This annual meeting is the time when the Churchwardens are elected / re-elected, reports prepared by members of the PCC covering many aspects of church life over the last year are presented, accounts are presented and accepted and any new members to the PCC are elected.

We were very pleased to welcome our new vicar Rev'd Canon Stephen Wright to join us in attendance. Stephen's installation service will be at Holy Cross Church in Haltwhistle this coming Thursday (31st March) with his first service at All Hallows' Church on Sunday 3rd April 2022.

At the end of the meeting in recognition of the enormous amount of work our Churchwardens have carried out over the last two years, bouquets of flowers were given to Anne and Carol and a Village Shop voucher was given to Adrian. They kept us safe during Covid and have ensured that worship continued throughout the vacancy. providing some very inspiring and uplifting services. Our grateful thanks for all you do. 



steve 1steve3Thursday 31st March 2022

Rev'd Stephen Wright was licensed as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Haltwhistle and Greenhead and Assistant Curate of the Parish of Beltingham with Henshaw by The Rt Rev'd Mark Wroe, Bishop of Berwick and Acting Bishop of Newcastle with his installation by the Venerable Dr Catherine Sourbut Groves, the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne.

About 100 people gathered at Holy Cross Church in Haltwhistle to welcome Steve and his family to beginning life and ministry in Northumberland.

The service was both formal and informal creating a relaxed and joyous atmosphere with participation from the leadership team (Churchwardens and Deputies). The choir sang the anthem' Sing of the Lord's Goodness' and a sermon was given by the Bishop.

Following the service it was time to celebrate. A wonderful selction of refreshments was provided with a lovely cake to welcome Steve and Jo.   





gillSunday 27th March 2022

The Eucharist Service at All Hallows' Church on Mothering Sunday was presided over by our Associate Priest Rev'd Gill Alexander. Gill spoke about Mothering Sunday and reminded us that as well as being a day of joy and thanksgiving it is also a day of sadness and grief for many. The Mothers' Union was represented by Mrs Anne Brunton and Mrs Sheila Walker who participated in the prayers and readings. Bunches of daffodils prepared by Mrs Pauline Storey were distributed to all during the final hymn of the service. We exited to a beautiful spring day of warmth, sunshine and a clear blue sky. 

Peace and blessings to all.