Huddersfield Remembers Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are using this page to gather together information and material about all the services and events our faith community is involved with during this period of national mourning. Some of the links here are to other information on this website, and some are to external resources and information.

Services at Huddersfield Parish Church

Sunday September 18th

8.30am BCP Communion with Prayers for our Sovreign Lady.

10.00am Parish Eucharist with Eco theme – incorporating prayers for the late Queen.

7.15pm Civic Special Commemoration Service Marking the Death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, ending with participation in the national minute of silence at 8pm.

Wednesday September 14th

12.35pm Eucharist in a period of national mourning.

Sunday September 11th

8.30am BCP Communion with Prayers for our Sovreign Lady.

10.00am Parish Eucharist in a time of national mourning. Watch now on YouTube.

4pm Civic Service of Prayer and Remembrance. Watch now on YouTube.

Opening for the Book of Condolence

The church is open throughout the period of national mourning for the signing of the book of condolence, candle lighting and prayer requests. We are open from 8am to 4pm daily, with members of our community on hand to offer guidance between 10am and 1pm each day. You are welcome to join in with our simple service of Daily Prayer at 12.35pm each day, and our Communion Service at 12.35pm on Wednesdays.

You can sign the national online Book of Condolence here.

Civic Events

The Vicar was present with other faith and community representatives at the Proclamation of King Charles III in the Borough of Kirklees, held at Huddersfield Town Hall at 2pm on September 11th 2022. A link to video of the event will be posted as soon as it is available.

On Thursday September 15th Canon Rachel and Rev Amanda and Civic representatives will be attending a memorial event at the invitation of the Baitus Samad Ahmadiyya Mosque, which lies within the parish. We will share pictures when we can.

On Friday September 16th there will be a memorial event at the Hindu Temple on Zetland Street. our faith community will be represented there by Bishop Mark Sowerby and Fr Leslie Pinfield at the request of Canon Rachel.

Sermons and material for reflection

This blog post was written by Rev Canon Rachel on the evening of the death of Her Majesty the Queen and is a personal reflection.

This is a link to the sermon preached at St Peter’s by Rev Amanda on Sunday September 11th.

This is a short video reflecting on the life of our Sovreign Lady.

You can light your own virtual candle for Her Majesty here

You can find a national Service of Prayer and Reflection led by the Archbishop of Canterbury here.

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