We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 and became Queen on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father King George VI after a prolonged illness.
The Queen has ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.
Our thoughts are with The King at this time.
For further information, please visit the Royal website. An online condolence book will be available via the Royal website.
Birmingham City Council have announced how they will be paying respect to Her Majesty during this time.
There will be a vigil today (Friday 9th September) at Birmingham Cathedral, off Colmore Row, at 7pm.
Books of Condolence will be available from today at the Hall of Memory at Centenary Square. This will be available to sign between 9am-5pm daily and will remain open until 5pm on the day following her funeral.
There will also be a Book of Condolence at St John’s Church in Harborne from today, and a quiet space for prayer and reflection. For those who may be upset, they hope to have people available to sit and if appropriate pray with them. Other more formal responses will be made known in due course.
The Book of Condolence at St Peter’s Church, Harborne will be open today 12-8.30pm and Saturday/Sunday between 11am-2pm, where you can also attend for prayer and reflection. Sunday’s services at 10am and 6.30pm will include words about The Queen and music will be chosen in her memory.
On Wednesday morning at 10am, the Holy communion service will reflect the period of mourning for The Queen.
Harborne Baptist Church will be open today from 12pm-5pm for quiet contemplation and their Book of Condolence.
Floral respects can be paid at the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral. Please ensure only flowers are laid so these can be easily reused and recycled. All written tributes should be made via the Books of Condolence in the city or online.
For more details, please visit the Birmingham City Council website here.