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Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 1926 – 2022

Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 1926 – 2022

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire would like to express huge sadness on the death of our much loved and respected Queen. She has been the longest reigning monarch in British history. We will miss her for the sense of continuity and stability she has given us during a time of rapid social, cultural and technological change.

We have enjoyed her dignified manner and the love given to her people for all the years of her reign. It is with deep affection and admiration we remember her, but now we have to look forward to the reign of a new monarch.

There will be:

A broadcast service of thanksgiving and remembrance on BBC Radio Shropshire evening prayer tomorrow at around 6pm.

A choral evensong in remembrance of Her Majesty The Queen will be held at Shrewsbury Abbey on Saturday 10th September at 5pm.  All welcome.

A County Memorial Service at The Abbey, Shrewsbury at 6pm on the evening before the funeral. You are welcome to attend but seating is limited to 500.

Flags to fly at half-mast from the day of death to the day after the funeral, save being raised for the proclamation of the new King.

Books of condolence will be available in various public places, such as churches, town halls and libraries.

The official location to host the laying of floral tributes is Shrewsbury Castle.

The Proclamation in Shropshire of the new King  will be on Sunday at 13.00 hrs at the Bandstand in the Quarry, Shrewsbury and at 15.00 hrs at the Bandstand, near Southwater Square, Telford.