The Parish Council Chairman Invites everyone to A Moment of Relection on the Eve of the Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii. Sunday 18 September 2022

A Moment of Reflection on the Eve of the Funeral of

Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday 18 September 2022

By 19.55 members of the community will gather at the Flag Pole on Bells Hill Green.

At 19.58 the convenor (Chairman of the Parish Council) of the event will say:

Thank you all for gathering here this evening, for this brief vigil on the eve of the funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

In a few moments we will join with people across the United Kingdom in a Moment of Silent Reflection.  The start and end of the Minute here will be marked by a whistle.  During the Minute we will have an opportunity, in silence, to reflect on the lifetime of service which Her late Majesty devoted to the United Kingdom, the Realms and Territories and to the Commonwealth. 

The Queen was sure in her faith and steadfast in her duty, bringing constancy through 70 years of change.  We will remember Her late Majesty with affection and gratitude and silently give thanks in our hearts for her unswerving devotion to us and to our Country.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is now approaching 8.00 p.m.

At 20.00 a whistle sounds

Silence will be kept

At 20.01 the whistle marks the end of the Silence


[In those places where it has not been read, the Proclamation of The King’s Accession may be read]

The Proclamation of the Accession:

Whereas it has pleased almighty God to call to his mercy our late Sovereign lady Queen Elizabeth II of blessed and glorious memory, by whose decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to the Prince Charles Philip Arthur George.

We, therefore, the lords spiritual and temporal of this realm, and members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council, and representatives of the realms and territories, aldermen, and citizens of London and others, do now hereby, with one voice and consent of tongue and heart, publish and proclaim that the Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, is now, by the death of our late Sovereign of happy memory, become our only lawful and rightful liege lord, Charles III, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and of his other realms and territories, King, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith, to whom we do acknowledge all faith and obedience with humble affection, beseeching God, by whom kings and queens do reign, to bless His Majesty with long and happy years to reign over us.”

God Save The King

The vigil concludes with all present saying:

God Save The King

and the singing of the National Anthem