Big Response for Big Thank You

by Michael Ford last modified 01 Jul, 2015 10:32 AM

Thousands of parishioners and well-wishers signed the Diocese of Salisbury's recent Big Thank You Card to HM the Queen.

Big Response for Big Thank You

The Bishop of Salisbury and senior staff with the Big Thank You Card

There were 878 online entries via the diocesan website, www.salisbury.anglican.org, representing well over 1000 people. This total, however, was eclipsed by 900 handwritten entries courtesy of visitors to Wimborne Minster’s Jubilee Flower Festival, representing an estimated 1500 people.

There were 147 entries for the schools competition to design the front cover. The winner was Amelia French, a Year 7 pupil from South Wilts Grammar School. Designs from a further 14 runners-up are printed on the back cover.

The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said, “This is a marvelous tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. She is an example to us of dedication and service. The enormous response to this Big Thank You to her is a mark of genuine affection in her Jubilee year.”

The Director of Education, Chris Shepperd, said, “Whittling down 147 entries to a shortlist of 15 was as difficult as we thought it would be. There are some very talented artists in our diocese! Congratulations to Amelia and to South Wilts Grammar for not only the winning entry, but other entries that also made the shortlist.”

ENDS

Notes
The actual card is A4 in size. The winner and runners-up each received a certificate from the Diocesan Board of Education.

The runners-up are:
Sabina Blighe (Year 7, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Katie Ereira (Year 7, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Lucy Hamer (Year 7, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Kit Jones (Year 3, St Michael’s CE Primary School, Figheldean)
Sophie L-E (Year 8, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Joseph Maston (Year 3, Thorners CE VA Primary School, Litton Cheney)
Anna Mitchell (Year 8, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Olivia Pocock (Year 6, St Andrew’s CE VA Primary School, Weymouth)
Hannah Quirk (Year 8, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Jemima Searle (Year 3, Marshwood Primary School, Bridport)
Oren Somers Baines (Year 6, Sarum St Martin’s, Salisbury)}
Eleanor Catherine Vince (Year 8, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Isabelle Walker (Year 7, South Wilts Grammar School, Salisbury)
Marcelina Zawada (Reception, Lulworth and Winfrith First School, West Lulworth)

Links
Gallery featuring the card and artwork from school pupils
Schools Competition
Bishop of Salisbury 
Diocesan Board of Education 

Further information
Michael Ford, Communications Co-ordinator
01722 438651, 07500 836989, michael.ford@salisbury.anglican.org

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