The lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons is one of the first official community events of the four-day Jubilee Weekend from 02 to 05 June 2022.
The Jubilee Beacons will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.
There is a long history of lighting beacons in the UK to mark royal events like Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations. A beacon chain was once used as a tool for communication.
However, this has now become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents. During the Queen’s reign, beacons have been lit to celebrate her Silver, Golden and Diamond milestones, as well as her 90th birthday.
There are three kinds of beacons:
Community Beacons – thousands of beacons will be lit by communities, charities and different groups throughout the regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
Commonwealth Beacons – beacons will be lit in all capital cities of the Commonwealth – 54 in total.
Principal Beacon – at Buckingham Palace also to be lit on the 02 June.
Communities are being asked to light the Jubilee Beacons at 9.45pm.
Beacons will be lit on Thursday 02 June across Oxfordshire, alongside over 1500 beacons across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
The Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons being lit in Oxfordshire are as follows: