Bracknell church service to celebrate the Queen’s life

A service to celebrate the life of Her Majesty The Queen will be held in the borough next weekend, the council has announced.

St Michael and St Mary Magdalene Church in Easthampstead will host the event on Sunday September 18 at 6pm.

Guests of the Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest will join the service, which will be led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend Carol Dunk.

The memorial service will be open to guests only, residents should refer to their own local place of worship for details of additional memorial services.

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A book of condolences is also made available daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Princess Square. The book will remain open during the period of national mourning, until Tuesday, September 20, and will then be kept in the borough archives for future generations.

More details of how Bracknell remembers the Queen can be found on the council’s website.

The state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday September 19 at 11am.

Before the state funeral, the Queen will be in state at Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

Jerry B. Hatch