It is with deep sadness that we learned the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday evening. For many of us she has been a constant throughout our whole lives, a woman dedicated to service of her country and a point of unity and strength for our country. She will be deeply missed.
Such moments stir up all kinds of feelings and emotions in us, both as individuals and communities. At St. George’s we want to offer people the opportunity to mark the Queen’s death in ways they feel appropriate.
Below are some options we want to make available for people to respond:
- The church will be open for people to come and sit quietly to reflect, pray or light a candle in remembrance of the queen. It will initially be open, Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 10-3pm.
- There will be a book of condolences in the church available for people to fill in.
- If people would like to place flowers in memory of the queen, then they can be placed near or affixed to the gates of the church. These will remain in place until the day after the funeral. We will open the main central gates, please do not leave flowers in a way that will block the entrance for cars or people.
We will update this blog with more information as plans develop.