Borough to hold service of thanksgiving

A service of thanksgiving will be held on the evening of Sunday 18th September in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The service will be held at 6pm at St Thomas and St Luke’s (Top Church) in Dudley and led by Rev James Treasure and Right Reverend Martin Gorick, Bishop of Dudley.

The Mayor of Dudley will attend and pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. Members of the public are also welcome to attend but as space is limited, they are asked to confirm their attendance by noon on Friday.

People will be able to listen to the service at home as it will be broadcast live on Black Country Radio on 92.2FM or 102.5FM.

A National Moment of Reflection will also take place on Sunday evening at 8pm, ahead of the State funeral on Monday. It will be marked with a one minute’s silence. Councillor Sue Greenaway, Mayor of Dudley, said:

"The service is an opportunity for us to give thanks to the lifelong service Her Majesty the Queen gave to this country ahead of the State funeral on Monday.

"We continue to mourn her passing but are grateful for the leadership and strength she has shown us for so many years."

Anyone wishing to attend Sunday’s thanksgiving service should contact the Mayor’s office via email.

Books of condolence are available for people to sign at Dudley Council House, all borough libraries, Dudley Archives and Top Church. Opening times vary, visit the In Memoriam page for details.

If anyone would like to leave a floral tribute, it is recommended they lay them at Coronation Gardens in Dudley, the bandstand at Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge, the bandstand at Stevens Park in Quarry Bank, the Memorial Gardens off Vicarage Road, Coseley and Somer Square in Halesowen.


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