Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Responses and reflections following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral in the afternoon of Thursday, September 8, 2022.

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II – BBC News

Order of Service for the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen

Order of Service for Committal Service of Her Majesty The Queen

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon for The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


A Special Commemorative Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Truro Cathedral, Sunday 18 September

National Moment of Reflection Sunday 18 September 8pm

A reflection on the queue for the Queen’s lying in state by Alison Webster: Queue is for Queen, 17 September 2022

Order of Service for A Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen at Llandaff Cathedral, 16 September 2022

Recording on BBC iPlayer

Service for the reception of the coffin at Westminster Hall 14 September 2022

Order of Service for A Service of Reflection for the Life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Belfast Cathedral, 13 September 2022

Recording on BBC iPlayer

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of The Queen St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, 12 September 2022

The King’s address to the Nation and the Commonwealth 9 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth, Servant of God: a reflection by Rowan Williams, 9 September 2022


Remembering Her Majesty The Queen: Submit a message to the Church of England’s online book of condolence 


Quote from The Servant Queen, a book published on the occasion of her 90th birthday

“Each day is a new beginning. I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God.”
Queen Elizabeth II


Evensong upon the death of Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Truro Cathedral 9 Sept 2022

‘Tears and Celebration’ – Katherine Jenkins : A poignant hymn in tribute to Elizabeth II

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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon for The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon for The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Read the full text of Archbishop Justin Welby's sermon for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  ...
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Faith Teams accompany Lying-in-State queue

Faith Teams accompany Lying-in-State queue

Chaplains from different faiths and denominations have been walking alongside the many thousands of people queueing to attend the Queen's ...
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Pader an Arleth - The Lord’s Prayer sung in Cornish by Truro Cathedral Choir

Pader an Arleth – The Lord’s Prayer sung in Cornish by Truro Cathedral Choir

Music composed by Russell Pascoe. Released to mark the Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II ...
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Services of Commemoration

Services of Commemoration

The Forms of Service have been authorized for use in the Church of England, and other churches are also welcome ...
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A Special Commemorative Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II : 18 Sep, Truro

A Special Commemorative Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II : 18 Sep, Truro

All are welcome to this special service at the Cathedral, which will also be available on YouTube ...
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‘Tears and Celebration’ – Katherine Jenkins

‘Tears and Celebration’ – Katherine Jenkins

A new hymn for the UK and Commonwealth. It is a song of remembrance, assurance, and thanksgiving, giving voice to ...
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Prayers of Thanksgiving for Her Majesy Queen Elizabeth II

Prayers of Thanksgiving for Her Majesy Queen Elizabeth II

A selection of prayers from various denominations ...
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A message following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A message following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Cornwall Faith Forum, members of the Interfaith Network (IFN), endorses the message by the Co-Chairs of IFN and Faith ...
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Thanksgiving for the life of Queen Elizabeth II (followed by scheduled Equinox event) at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount : 18 Sep, Truro

Thanksgiving for the life of Queen Elizabeth II (followed by scheduled Equinox event) at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount : 18 Sep, Truro

Opening with a period of thanksgiving for the life of the Queen and joining together in celebration of her life.  ...
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The Proclamation of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty King Charles III : 11 Sep, Truro

The Proclamation of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty King Charles III : 11 Sep, Truro

The Proclamation of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty King Charles III will be made to the people ...
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Statement by the Archbishop of York on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Statement by the Archbishop of York on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

I join with many throughout our country and beyond as we mourn the death of Her Majesty The Queen.  Throughout ...
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Remembering Her Majesty The Queen 

Remembering Her Majesty The Queen 

Including arrangements for books of condolence and Cornwall's proclamationfor the accession of King Charles III ...
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Queen Elizabeth II Requiescat in Pace

Queen Elizabeth II Requiescat in Pace

The clergy and the people of the Diocese of Plymouth pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ...
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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

It was with profound sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty the Queen today. We join the ...
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FCG Statement upon the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

FCG Statement upon the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

We in the Free Churches share the deep sense of loss and sorrow felt across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, ...
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Statement from the Salvation Army on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Statement from the Salvation Army on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We share the sorrow of the nation at the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II ...
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URC shares nations’ grief on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

URC shares nations’ grief on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The United Reformed Church shares in the grief of the nations following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth ...
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‘We give thanks for the life of your servant Elizabeth’: statement by Lynn Green,General Secretary, Baptist Union

‘We give thanks for the life of your servant Elizabeth’: statement by Lynn Green,General Secretary, Baptist Union

When I heard the news that the Queen had died I, like the nation as a whole, felt an immediate ...
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Her Majesty The Queen: Archbishop Justin delivers Thought For The Day

Her Majesty The Queen: Archbishop Justin delivers Thought For The Day

Read the text of the Archbishop of Canterbury's 'Thought For The Day' on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning ...
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Period of Mourning at the Cathedral for her late Majesty the Queen

Period of Mourning at the Cathedral for her late Majesty the Queen

Please join Truro Cathedral as we enter this period of mourning for her late Majesty the Queen. This page will ...
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Elizabeth II: a Life of Service

Elizabeth II: a Life of Service

We ask you to join us in memory of Queen Elizabeth II who died peacefully yesterday with her family ...
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The Demise of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: National Mourning Guidance

The Demise of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: National Mourning Guidance

This guide is intended to provide the public, businesses and institutions with an explanation of National Mourning, and outline some ...
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Statement from Elim Pentecostal Church on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Statement from Elim Pentecostal Church on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Together with our nation, the Elim Pentecostal Church mourn the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We especially ...
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Transformation Cornwall – Mourning Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her strong faith and tireless ...
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Pope Francis mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II

Pope Francis mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II

Pope Francis sends his condolences to King Charles III and the people of the United Kingdom for the death of ...
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Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) I wish to express our deep sadness ...
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Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Death of Her Majesty The Queen

It is with profound sadness that I join the nation, the Commonwealth and the world in mourning the death of ...
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Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022: Statement by the Bishop of Truro

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022: Statement by the Bishop of Truro

I am greatly saddened to hear the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. She was born to ...
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Churches Together in England statement at the death of Her Majesty the Queen

Churches Together in England statement at the death of Her Majesty the Queen

It is with deep sadness that Churches Together in England receives the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth ...
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