Sharing the National Moment of Reflection

Flowers laid in Kingswood Park for Her Majesty – people are invited to gather in the park for a one-minute silence at 8pm on Sunday 18th September

People are invited to mark the National Moment of Reflection tomorrow night on the eve of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This will take place at 8pm and will be marked by a one-minute silence which people can do privately at home, with friends and family, on the doorstep, or as part of a community event.

For example in Kingswood the Friends of Kingswood Park invite everyone to join them in the park to reflect on the life of The Queen from 7.30pm on Sunday, ready for the national silence at 8pm.

Prior to that there will be a special commemoration service at 6pm at Holy Trinity Church in Kingswood which will include musical tributes from St George Singers. There will be refreshments after the service to toast the memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the new King Charles III, before going to Kingswood Park for the silence at 8pm.

Meanwhile shops, businesses, schools, leisure centres and services will be closed on Monday, and waste and recycling services cancelled, for Her Majesty’s funeral as a mark of respect and to allow people time to commemorate and reflect on her life.

Some pubs and churches are expected to open.

Books of condolence remain open until Tuesday.