Events will be taking place from June 2nd to the 5th in the villages of Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green to celebrate the Queeen’s Platinum Jubilee.
THURSDAY JUNE 2ND
KILNDOWN FLOWER FESTIVAL
A floral tribute to seventy years in Christ Church, from Thursday to Saturday. Refreshments at The Quarry Centre.
EARLY EVENING COCKNEY KNEES-UP
Young families are invited to remember the waves of Cockney hop pickers that made Goudhurst their summer home seventy years ago in
The Church Room. Come for a film shot in the village, music, food and drink before heading off for the beacon lighting.
The Parish is invited to the beacon lighting on the Village Green. There will be a parade from the Plain up to the Village Green for a BBQ, bar and fireworks.
FRIDAY JUNE 3RD
TELEVISED SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
The National Service from St Paul’s will be on the big screen at St Mary’s.
FAMILY SPORTS DAY
Families are invited to compete and have fun on Goudhurst Village Green. Bar and BBQ.
From 7.30 the Parish Hall will host a ticketed teens-only event with DJ, bands, food and (soft) drinks. Parents/taxi drivers are offered free evening membership at the Goudhurst Club across the pond.
SATURDAY JUNE 4TH
SEVEN DECADES CLASSIC CAR RALLY
Goudhurst Village Green. Cream teas, BBQ and bars.
A DAY OF ENTERTAINMENT
Live music, food, friends and drink will be available all day at The Goudhurst Club.
CHURCH TOWER OPEN
Adults are invited to dress accordingly in a throwback musical evening at the Parish Hall. Tickets cover band, disco, dancing and food. Pay bar.
SUNDAY JUNE 5TH
PARISH SERVICE OF CELEBRATION Family service of celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, from 10am at St Mary’s Church, Goudhurst.
THE BIG LUNCH
All are invited to communal street parties in Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green.
PLATINUM POND FLOTILLA
Ten years ago the children of the Parish launched an armada of boats across the pond and although many are still unclear on why they did it, almost all had a good time. This year we hope that slightly more stay afloat.
COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT
The official Parish celebration will end with a ticketed Community Choir Concert at Christ Church.