News about and from the Tristan da Cunha community both on the island and overseas.

Seren Green's 1st Birthday

Photos from Kelly Green


Seren Green's 1st birthday was on the 6th June 2022.

Celebrations were held together with Serens's sister Savanna's birthday on Friday 27th May 2022 at the Prince Philip Hall.

The party took place from 17:30 to 20:00 local time. Family and friends arrived with gifts much to the delight of the children and were treated to refreshments and a beautiful buffet selection throughout the evening.



Right: Seren and Savanna with grandparents Jack and Cynthia Green




Seren with his parents Shane and Kelly Green and sister Savanna The wonderful birthday cakes made by Sasha Green
Seren with his godparents: L to R: Danny Swain, Clifton Repetto, Kieran Glass, Andrew Green, Cedric Swain, Leo Glass, Lynette Green, Caryn Green, Natalie Swain holding Seren, Samantha Swain and Rachel Green

Birth of Liam Herbert Glass

Photo from Rachel Green

We are pleased to announce the birth of Liam Herbert Glass on Monday the 6th June 2022 to proud parents Rachel Green and Leo Glass.

Liam who weighed 3.16kg (6lb 15oz) at birth was born at Camogli Healthcare Centre on Tristan, both mother and baby are doing well.

Wonderful new addition to the family and the community as a whole.

Beautiful photo of baby Liam taken by his mum Rachel

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Report from Kelly Green with additional photos from Alex Wonner

Tristan da Cunha's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on the 2nd June 2022 started at 7:00pm with a reception at the Prince Philip Hall.

The speeches - photo: Alex Wonner

The opening of the Jubilee reception in Prince Philip Hall

The reception was opened with a speech from Acting Administrator Helene Jaumotte, followed by prayers and blessings for Her Majesty from St Mary's and St Joseph's Churches, let by the Rev Margret Van den Berg, and lay readers Carlene Glass-Green and Anne Green.

Helene Jaumotte Margaret Van den Berg
Acting Administrator Helene Jaumotte reads her opening speech, and Rev Margaret Van den Berg leads prayers and blessings along with island lay readers Carlene Glass Green and Anne Green

St Mary’s School Choir then sang the Song for the Commonwealth, 'A Life Lived in Grace', which had been written and composed specially by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria. There was a Toast to Her Majesty the Queen and everyone sang the National Anthem

The children sing - photo: Alex Wonner

St Mary's School choir sings Children 'A Life Lived in Grace'

Everyone went outside at 9:15pm to see the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon on the 1961 volcano. It being winter in the South Atlantic, people needed to wrap up well.

Jubilee beacon alight - via Chris Carnegy Jubilee beacon alight - Kelly Green
Two views of Tristan's Jubilee Beacon alight on the 1961 volcano

Afterwards, the community enjoyed the rest of the night with socialising and dancing. The Seven Seas girls did all the catering and decorating. The children also painted jubilee pictures.

Jubilee cake - photo: Kelly Green Jubilee cake - photo: Alex Wonner
The centrepiece of the celebrations, including a specially baked Platinum Jubilee cake

Buffet - photo: Alex Wonner

The buffet for the reception

Decoration and paintings - photo: Kelly Green

Wall decorations and paintings.

Party - photo: Alex Wonner

The party in full flow

Anyone watching Sky News at 8:40pm Tristan time may have been pleasantly surprised to see Conrad Glass - Tristan's policeman - being interviewed about the island's Jubilee celebrations.

Tristan to Participate in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

The Tristan da Cunha community will proudly participate in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities on 2nd June 2022.
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2022 Annual Gathering

Report on the 2022 Annual Gathering in Southampton, where members socialised, watched films, and visited stalls. Andrew Callender gave a talk on the Gough Island Restoration Programme 2021.
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Next Annual Gathering

The next Tristan da Cunha Association Annual Gathering is being planned for Saturday 15th April 2023 in Southampton.
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'Nothing Can Stop Us' Book Update

Available on-line or in Hampshire and Somerset shops
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Wedding of Philip Mansell and Desiree Repetto

Desiree Repetto married Philip Mansell in St Mary's Church on 19th March 2022.
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Leon Glass's 40th Birthday

Photographs of Leon Glass's 40th Birthday celebrations.
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