Mourning the Passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

West Bergholt Participation in the National Period of Mourning

Mourning the loss of The Queen

From today, we ask all in the community to take a moment to pay our individual respects during this time of national mourning. 


The flag outside the Orpen Memorial Hall will be at half-mast until 8 am the day after the State Funeral and there is an area at the base of the flagpole where residents may lay their floral tributes, if they wish. 

Flag lowered to half-mast during mourning period

Book of Condolence

The official West Bergholt Book of Condolence will be available for residents to sign at St Mary’s Church. There are also candles for those who might like to light one whilst they sit and reflect. The church will be open each day between 9 am and 7 pm.


The timetable of events during this period of mourning is as follows with an educated guess based on recent announcements for the lying in state & Civic Services:

8th SeptemberDate of Death
10th SeptemberProclamation Day in London when the new Sovereign is proclaimed
11th SeptemberProclamation Day:
@ 12 noon in Belfast, Cardiff & Edinburgh
@ 2 pm High Sheriff’s read County Proclamation
@ 4 pm or after Civic Leaders read local proclamation
11th September?Middle Sunday – Civic Services
14th – 17th SeptemberLying In State in London
19th SeptemberDate of Funeral (which will be a Public Holiday)

Once official dates are announced this page will be updated.

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