Opportunity to toll a bell to mourn death of HM Queen Elizabeth II
You are invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.
Join us at St John’s Parish Church for the National Moment of Reflection which will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18th September, the night before the State Funeral, and be marked by a one-minute silence.
Come into church from 7.15pm onwards to hear the bells of St John’s Parish Church being rung from 7.30pm-8pm.
All are welcome to come into the church and listen to the poignant sound of the fully-muffled bells. Bells are only ever fully-muffled for the death of a Sovereign. Feel free to come into church while the bells are ringing.
The ringing will draw to a close at 8pm and we will observe the one-minute silence and reflect on the life and faith of Her late Majesty the Queen.
Following this there will be a short prayer and then the opportunity for anyone who wishes, to toll a bell to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Members of the bellringing band will be on hand to supervise tolling the bell. All are welcome to take a turn at tolling a bell.
You are also welcome to come into church after the one-minute silence at 8pm for a chance to toll a bell.