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20160314Jonathan Dimbleby presents \u201cA Celebration of the Commonwealth\u201d live from Westminster Abbey in London.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth, live from Westminster Abbey in London.

20180312This Celebration of the Commonwealth is Britain's largest annual multi-cultural and inter-faith gathering with performances by choirs, dancers and musicians from across the vastly different cultures of this unique international institution. During the event Her Majesty’s special Commonwealth Day message will be delivered. There will also be a statement from Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland as well as leading global figures about the importance of the family of nations which links the governments, people and institutions of 53 countries.

Among the 2,000-strong congregation gathered in this historic building which has seen the crowning of kings and queens, will be a congregation of 800 children from schools and youth groups. The Service this year takes the theme, ‘Towards a common future,’ ensuring that the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens benefit from an institution that is responsive to global challenges and delivers a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for everyone, particularly its young people.

With commentary by the BBC Religion Editor Martin Bashir who is joined by journalist and Commonwealth expert Debbie Ransome.

'Towards a common future', live from Westminster Abbey in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth, live from Westminster Abbey in London.

A Connected Commonwealth20190311

Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, attends a service in Westminster Abbey, marking the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth.

The service, which takes place on Commonwealth Day each year, is the largest annual multicultural, multi-faith gathering in the UK. It takes the form of a mixture of testimonies, readings, hymns, and musical performances, based around a theme, in celebration of the Commonwealth’s 53 countries and 2.4 billion people.
This year’s theme, ‘A Connected Commonwealth’ encourages institutions, governments, and people, to connect and cooperate through networks of friendship and goodwill, particularly in ways which will help to protect the world’s natural resources and environment.

The service is traditionally attended by members of the Royal Family, High Commissioners, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and dignitaries from across the Commonwealth, as well as senior politicians and around 1000 school children and young people.

Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity.

Live from Westminster Abbey in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth, live from Westminster Abbey in London.

A Connected Commonwealth20190311Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, attends a service in Westminster Abbey, marking the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth.

The service, which takes place on Commonwealth Day each year, is the largest annual multicultural, multi-faith gathering in the UK. It takes the form of a mixture of testimonies, readings, hymns, and musical performances, based around a theme, in celebration of the Commonwealth’s 53 countries and 2.4 billion people.
This year’s theme, ‘A Connected Commonwealth’ encourages institutions, governments, and people, to connect and cooperate through networks of friendship and goodwill, particularly in ways which will help to protect the world’s natural resources and environment.

The service is traditionally attended by members of the Royal Family, High Commissioners, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and dignitaries from across the Commonwealth, as well as senior politicians and around 1000 school children and young people.

Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity.

Live from Westminster Abbey in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth, live from Westminster Abbey in London.

Delivering a Common Future20200309Her Majesty the Queen attends a service in Westminster Abbey in celebration of the Commonwealth.

The service, which takes place on Commonwealth Day each year, is the largest annual multicultural, multi-faith gathering in the UK. It takes the form of a mixture of testimonies, readings, hymns, and musical performances, based around a theme, in celebration of the Commonwealth’s 54 countries and 2.4 billion people.

This year’s theme, ‘Delivering a Common Future’ reflects the ways in which the governments and people of Commonwealth countries connect and cooperate through networks of friendship and goodwill, particularly in ways which will help to tackle climate change and its impacts.

The service is traditionally attended by the Queen, in her role as Head of the Commonwealth, together with other members of the Royal Family, High Commissioners, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and dignitaries from across the Commonwealth, as well as senior politicians and around 1000 school children and young people. This year the service includes musical performances by Craig David, Alexandra Burke, and steel band The Melodians, and a reflection by world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.

Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity.

Commentator: Eleanor Oldroyd.

HM the Queen attends a service in Westminster Abbey in celebration of the Commonwealth.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth, live from Westminster Abbey in London.

The Commonwealth Service20170313Mike Wooldridge presents “A Celebration of the Commonwealth ? live from Westminster Abbey in London.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth.

Mike Wooldridge presents a service in celebration of the Commonwealth, live from Westminster Abbey in London.