Commonwealth Day 2018

Commonwealth Day – 12th March 2018

Commonwealth Day 2018 was marked by a number of events, most notably for RCS Bath:
  • Reading of the Commonwealth Affirmations in Bath Abbey on Sunday 11th March
  • The Commonwealth Observance in Westminster Abbey on Monday 12th March
  • The message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Affirmations – Bath Abbey

Commonwealth students joined with members of the Bathand District Branch of the RCS and the morning congregation for the reading of the Commonwealth Affirmations at Bath Abbey on Sunday March 11th. Part of the Commonwealth Week celebrations, the affirmations were read out by Menina Nightingale from Kenya studying at Kingswood School, Ekundayo Samuel a Commonwealth scholar from Nigeria currently at the University of Bath and Charlotte Veale a UK student at Bath Spa University. 

Commonwealth Affirmations

Commonwealth Observance – Westminster Abbey

Godfrey Hall Chair of the Bath and District Branch and their new University Co-ordinator Ekundayo Samuel from Nigeria (studying at The University of Bath) attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day.  Over 2000 supporters of Commonwealth including school children, relevant organisations and government officials joined the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in a fantastic celebration of the Commonwealth through dance, song and drama.  Also attendance was  the Secretary-General Baroness Scotland  and the Prime Minister.