The Parish of Handsworth at The Church of St Mary ... Choral Matins in Celebration of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
It also provided an opportunity to welcome Councillor Carl Rice The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
In honour of Her Majesty's Birthday the Union Colour of the Re-formed West India Regiment 1957-1962 was paraded (see image gallery) and the often forgotten verses of the National Anthem.
God save our gracious queen, long live our noble queen, God save the Queen. Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us: God save the Queen.
Thy choicest gifts in store, on her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, and ever give us cause to sing with heart and voice God save the Queen.
Not on this land alone, but be God’s mercies known from shore to shore: Lord, make the nations see that men should brothers be, and form one family the wide world o’er.