Mourning and Condolence arrangements following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Members of the public wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to send a message to the Royal Family via the online Book of Condolence .

For residents who do not have access to the internet, or who would prefer to leave a written message, there is a book of condolence held in the parish office.  Please contact the Parish Clerk on 01344 623480 to make arrangements.

Should residents wish to lay flowers during the period of mourning, they may do so at the Sovereigns Gate, at Ascot Racecourse.

It is important to note that all the plastic wrap should be removed before laying them.

At the end of the mourning period, at 9am the day following the funeral, there will be a ceremonial removal of the flowers. All flowers will then be taken away to be composted, with the compost a tree will be planted at a location in the community, agreed by the Council, in memory of the Sovereign.

Following the formal announcement of Her Majesty The Queen’s death, the union flags on the corner, next to the clock on Ascot High Street, outside Cordes Hall in Sunninghill and Hyns Green in South Ascot have been lowered to half-mast.  They will remain so until 0800hrs on the morning following the funeral. (Following strictly to the Flag Protocol)

Having flown at half-mast since the announcement of the death of the Sovereign, all flags will be raised to full-mast at 1100hrs on 10th September, when the Proclamation is read at St James’s Palace in London. They will continue to fly at full-mast until 11th September, to allow for the Accession Proclamation to be read out in Belfast, Cardiff, and Edinburgh. These times are fixed as part of the National plan for mourning.

Flags will be returned to half-mast at 1300hrs 11th September and will remain until the end of the official time of mourning.

St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Sunninghill
The church will be open as usual daily between 10am and 4pm for those who wish to come to reflect and pray there.
There is a book of condolence, and candles to light for a memorial. 
Services on Sunday 11 September will continue as planned at 0915(Family Service) and 1045(Morning Prayer).

All Saints’ Church, Ascot Heath
The Church will be open for private prayer for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from 09:00 to 21:00 on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September.

On Sunday 11th, there will be the usual Sunday services: 08:00 Mass at All Saints’ Church, 09:00 Mass with hymns at the Chapel of SS Mary & John and 10:30 Parish Mass at All Saints’ Church.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published guidance for those wishing to attend Her Majesty The Queen’s Lying-in-State, which opens at 5pm on 14 September.

Everyone has been invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth and reflect on her life and legacy.

The National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the State Funeral, and be marked by a one-minute silence.

The silence can be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events and vigils.

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