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Fenland remembers Her Majesty The Queen

Fenland residents can join together in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when a special Community Thanksgiving Service is held this week.

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Hundreds of people from across the district are expected to attend the service, which is being held at St Peter's Church in March at 4pm on Friday 16 September.

It will be an opportunity for people to reflect and remember Her Majesty ahead of her State Funeral on Monday 19 September.

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be conducted by the Rev Andrew Smith and will include prayers, readings from John and Romans, and the singing of hymns and the National Anthem.

The service will be attended by the Chairman of Fenland District Council, Cllr Alex Miscandlon; the Leader of Fenland District Council, Cllr Chris Boden; and the Chief Executive of Fenland District Council, Paul Medd.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service, although seating inside the church is limited and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Due to limited parking at the church, attendees arriving by car are advised to park at the nearby City Road car park.

The service will be recorded and made available for viewing on this website.

Floral tributes in memory of The Queen can also be laid at St Peter's Church, as well as at the following churches in the district:

  • St Peter and St Paul's Church, Chatteris
  • St Andrew's Church, Whittlesey
  • St Mary's Church, Whittlesey
  • St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, Wisbech

National Moment of Reflection

The Government has also invited people to 'mourn and reflect on the life and legacy' of Queen Elizabeth II by observing a national one-minute silence at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before Her Majesty's funeral. More information is available on the GOV.UK website.

Books of Condolence

Books of Condolence for residents to pay tribute and express their thoughts will be available at Fenland District Council's Customer Service Centres in March, Wisbech, Chatteris and Whittlesey and online at www.fenland.gov.uk/onlinecondolence until 5pm on Tuesday 20 September.

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