Information on arrangements
Information relating to the period following the death of our Queen
It is with great sadness that Gresford Community Council heard the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Council sends its deepest sympathies, and those of the people of Gresford, Marford and Hoseley, to the Royal Family. Information relating to our Community Council Book of Condolences and floral tributes, charitable giving in lieu of flowers, services etc., will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
It seems like she has been with us for ever, and we will miss her very much.
Book of Condolence and floral tributes
You are welcome to lay flowers by our noticeboards, at All Saints Church, at the Methodist Church and at the Gresford Memorial Trust Hall. Please remove any wrapping – plastic, cellophane, etc – before you lay them.
The Palace may suggest charities we can support in lieu of buying flowers, so you might want to wait a while so that you can consider this instead.
Flowers will be removed the day after Her Majesty’s funeral. We will arrange for them to be composted and we will use this compost to feed the roots of a tree we will plant in her memory.
Book of Condolence
After Tuesday 13th September the Book of Condolence will be available when the Trust building is open for other things.
You may also sign the Book in Gresford Community Library on Tues/Thurs 2-5 and Saturday 10-1.
Palace online remembrance:
All Saints Church information
The bell of the church will be tolled 96 times to mark the Queens death between 12 and 1 o’clock today. We are in the process of organising a Book of Remembrance in the Church and there will also be some prayers for Queen Elizabeth and for the new King, and the opportunity to light candles in her memory.
The bells will ring tomorrow at some point, unmuffled, to mark the accession of King Charles. Other than this the church bells will be rung on Sundays, muffled, until after the Queen’s funeral.
Information from the BBC on plans for the Queen's lying in state and funeral
Because the Queen died in Scotland, her coffin will lie at rest at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh; the public may be allowed to file past after a few days.
The coffin will then be flown to London, where hundreds of thousands of people will be allowed to file past over a period of four days’ lying in state at Westminster Hall.
The union flag will be flown at half-mast on government buildings until the morning after the funeral. Flags will return to full mast for a 24-hour period beginning at 13:00 BST on Saturday to mark the Proclamation of Charles as King, before returning to half-mast.
On Friday, bells will toll in tribute to the Queen at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Windsor Castle. Gun salutes of 96 rounds – to mark each year of her life – will be fired in Hyde Park and elsewhere.