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A Service of Reflection for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A Service of Reflection for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was held in the Cathedral Church of St Anne, Belfast, on Tuesday, 13th September 2022, in the presence of His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort.

BBC coverage of the service is available online through iPlayer and the following timings in the recording may help with following the programme:

3:24:20 – Pre–service commentary with the Very Revd John Mann, former Dean of Belfast, and Fr Brian d’Arcy.

3:16:20 – Commentary on arrivals at Belfast Cathedral commences.

3:46:20 – Service of Reflection commences.

4:08:15Sermon by Archbishop John McDowell.

Viewers may also be interested in listening to the interviews with the Very Revd Stephen Forde, Dean of Belfast, who planned the Service of Reflection (1:38:40) and with the Very Revd Kenneth Hall, Dean of Clogher, and Monsignor Peter O’Reilly reflecting on the Queen’s visit to their churches in Enniskillen in 2012 (3:16:20).

The footage provided by the Reuters news agency at this link provides coverage of the service without commentary, and is available to viewers outside the UK.

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