Her Majesty’s Birthday Beacon

Posted on: 15th Apr 2016

St Asaph City Council is honoured to be taking part in the traditional Beacon Lighting Ceremony to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.


To celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen to light the Principal Beacon on 21st April at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday.

Beacons will be lit at churches, on farms, country parks, village greens and on country estates. Lighthouses, National Trust and English Heritage properties are also taking part.

The Army Cadet Force are taking special gas fuelled Beacons to the top of the Four Highest Peaks in the UK:

. Ben Nevis – Scotland (1st Battalion Highlanders Army Cadet Force)

. Mount Snowdon – Wales (Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force)

. Scafell Pike – England (Cumbria Army Cadet Force)

. Slieve Donard – Northern Ireland (2nd NI Battalion Army Cadet Force)

Please join us at St Asaph Parish Church for a celebratory service starting at 8pmthen onto the Common for the lighting of a beacon (a beacon will also be lit at the same time at the top of the Cathedral) and a firework display and, of course, singing Happy Birthday To You.