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Lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons in Oxfordshire

02 June

Lighting of the Queen’s Jubilee Beacons in Oxfordshire
Image: Principal Diamond Jubilee Beacon, June 2012, The Mall, London

About Lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons in Oxfordshire

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.

What are the Platinum Jubilee beacons?

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.

What time will be Jubilee Beacons be lit?

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.

Where are the Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons in Oxfordshire?

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons being lit in Oxfordshire are as follows:

  • Appleton Village – Appleton with Eaton Parish Council, Badswell Lane, Appleton
  • Bicester Town Council – Bicester Heritage
  • Brightwell Baldwin Village – Brightwell Baldwin Parish
  • Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford – Highlands Farm
  • Brize Norton Parish Council
  • Bucknell Village – The Playing Field, Bucknell
  • Chastleton Village – Harcomb Farm, Chastleton
  • Croxden Parish Council
  • Faringdon
  • Farnborough – Farnborough Church, Farnborough
  • Fringford Parish Council – Cricket Ground, Fringford
  • Goring Heath Parish Council – close to Cold Harbour, Goring Heath
  • Grove Parish Council – Village Green, Grove
  • Henley on Thames Town Council
  • Henley-on-Thames, The Hernes Estate – Church Field
  • Kingham, Chipping Norton – Daylesford Estate
  • Mollington Parish Council and Village Hall – Playing Field, Mollington
  • North Hinksey Parish Council – Green Hill, North Hinksey
  • Nuffield Parish Council
  • Oxford City – Castle Mound, Oxford City Centre
  • Oxford Old Marston – The Red Lion, Old Marston, Oxford
  • Rollright Parish Council – Great Rollright Village Hall, Great Rollright
  • Shutford Parish Council – Jester’s Hill, Swalcliffe Lea
  • Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize Parish Council – Millennium Green, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon
  • St Helen Without Parish Council & Dalton Barracks – Shippon Dispersal, RAF Abingdon Airfield, Abingdon
  • Standlake Village – Oxford Downs Cricket Club, Witney
  • Steventon – Friends of St Michaels Church Steventon, Hill Farm, Steventon
  • Swinbrook & Widford Parish Council – Tower of St Mary’s Church, Swinbrook, Burford
  • Thame – Thame Town Council,
  • Uffington Village – National Trust White Horse Hill, Uffington
  • Westwell Parish Council
  • Witney Town Council – The Leys
  • Woodstock – Blenheim Palace
  • Wootton Playing Fields Association – Wootton Memorial Playing Field, Wootton