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York Minster services commemorating her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday, September 15th, 2022 10:52am

By Barbara Constable

As the period of national mourning for Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II continues, York Minster continues to hold special services each day and will hold a one minute silence on Sunday.

As the period of national mourning for Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II continues, York Minster continues to hold special services each day and will hold a one minute silence on Sunday.

The cathedral remains open for private prayer, reflection and for mourners to sign Books of Condolence but is closed for sightseeing.

Saturday 17 September

Services will take place at 7.30am, 7.50am, 12noon and 5.30pm.
 
The Books of Condolence will be open for signing from 9.30am until 7.30pm, the current waiting time for the Books of Condolence is around 45 minutes.

Floral tributes can be left in Dean’s Park from 7.30am to 7.00pm.

Commemorative Service of Evensong for Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 5.30pm

This Evensong Service with special prayers and music will take place in the Nave to commemorate and give thanks for the life of the late Queen.

This service will be livestreamed.

Sunday 18 September

Services will take place at 8.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am and 4.00pm.

The Books of Condolence will open for signing from 12.30pm until 2.15pm and 6.30pm until 8.00pm.

Floral tributes can be left in Dean’s Park from 7.30am to 7.00pm.

Civic Service of Commemoration for Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 4.00pm 

Led by the Acting Dean of York, The Revd Canon Michael Smith, this is the City of York’s civic service honouring the life and service of the late Queen. 

Councillors and Aldermen from City of York Council will process into the Minster ahead of the service.

There will be special music and prayers for the late Queen, the new King and the Royal Family.

This service will also be livestreamed.

National One Minute Silence, 8.00pm

At a few minutes before the hour, people queuing inside and outside the Minster will be invited by members of the cathedral’s clergy to prepare for the national one minute silence in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth.

The minute’s silence will commence as York Minster’s Great Peter Bell strikes the final chime on the hour.

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