Communities were out in force over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate Her Majesty's 70-year reign.

At all Sunday Masses over 4/5 June each parish was asked to pray for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee by including an intention in the Prayer of the Faithful and by reciting at the end of Mass the Prayer for the Queen.

Parishes could also sing the chant Domine, salvum fac and/or the National Anthem.

Parties, activities, outdoor games and of course celebratory buffets and barbecues were the order of the day as people gathered together in great numbers to mark the historic occasion.

Here are a selection of celebration photographs sent in from across the Archdiocese, featuring:

Our Lady and St Kenelm Catholic Primary School, Halesowen

St Newman Cluster of churches

St Margaret Mary, Perry Common

St Thomas More, Coventry

St Nicholas, Sutton Coldfield

St Joseph, Banbury

St Dunstan and St Jude, Birmingham

Photo Gallery

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations across the Archdiocese

Please send any photos to the Communications team to add to the Jubilee album on the Diocesan website and possible use in the Summer edition of The Sower magazine: [email protected]