A couple of simple, but very good ideas for local churches to mark the Diamond Jubilee later this year:
The Big Jubilee Thankyou - neat twist on the book of condolence concept, but instead you have churches and cathedrals open all round the country with a thankyou letter to the Queen, and the chance for people to add their own words.
The Big Jubilee Lunch Sunday 3rd June, during the Jubilee weekend. Basically a big community party with lots of food. Around 2m went to a Big Lunch last year, and in the light of what I posted yesterday about community and belonging, it sounds like an ideal way to bring a neighbourhood together.