Events The Commonwealth Service The Commonwealth Service Held on Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Service is the world’s premier, inter-faith, public event to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations and provides an opportunity to focus attention on this voluntary association of 54 countries and their commitment to promoting democracy, human rights, the rule of law and equality for its 2.4 billion citizens. The aim of the Commonwealth Service is to celebrate the unity, diversity, and linkages of the modern Commonwealth and to foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role, particularly amongst its young people. The Commonwealth Service takes place in the presence of some 2,000 guests including Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Members of The Royal Family, Commonwealth and UK diplomatic representatives and members of the public, in addition to approximately 800 young people from across the UK. How can I attend? The Service is an invitation only event however, a limited number of tickets are made available to Supporters of the Royal Commonwealth Society by ballot. UK schools and youth groups are invited to register interest for bathes of either 5 or 10 tickets (inclusive of students and staff) for the opportunity to attend the Service. Each school / youth group may only apply once. The deadline for registration is Thursday, 16 January 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday, 28 January 2020. Register your interest now.