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Commemoration of the Life of Queen Elizabeth II

Commemoration of the Life of Queen Elizabeth II

The Church of Ireland’s responses in the United Kingdom’s time of national mourning following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, 8th September 2022.

Statements of Tribute

Archbishop John McDowell

Archbishop Michael Jackson

Bishop Paul Colton

Bishop Ian Ellis

Bishop Andrew Forster

Bishop Ferran Glenfield

Bishop David McClay

Dean Kenneth Hall & Monsignor Peter O’Reilly

Dean Henry Hull

 

Thought for the Day & Morning Service

On BBC Radio Ulster, Archbishop John McDowell provided a Thought for the Day on Friday, 9th September 2022, and preached for a Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, 11th September 2022 from St Columba’s, Knock, East Belfast.

 

Service of Reflection at Belfast Cathedral (Tuesday, 13th September 2022)

Led by Bishop George Davison

Order of Service

Sermon by Archbishop John McDowell

Summary of broadcast coverage

Report on service (Diocese of Connor)

 

Diocesan Services

Armagh – Thursday, 15th September

Down & Dromore – Thursday, 15th September

Kilmore – Sunday, 18th September

Clogher – Sunday, 18th September

Derry & Raphoe – Thursday, 29th September (to follow)

 

State Funeral

The Primate, alongside representatives of other Churches, attended the State Funeral in Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19th September 2022.

Commentary on BBC Radio Ulster was provided by Canon Simon Doogan, for the State Funeral, and the Revd Adrian Dorrian for the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

 

Reflective series from the archives of the Church of Ireland Gazette

The Queen’s visits to Ireland

The Queen & the Commonwealth

The Queen & the Church

Opinion and the monarchy during the Queen’s reign

The Queen & patronage

 

Liturgical Resources

The Liturgical Advisory Committee of the Church of Ireland published a set of liturgical resources for use in parishes marking the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Accession of King Charles III.

 

Please note that radio content from the time of the national mourning may not be available after mid–October 2022 due to copyright policies for broadcasters.  If you would like to request a recording of a radio programme, please contact the BBC through its online enquiry form.

 

For further information please contact:

Church of Ireland Press Office 
Church of Ireland House 
61–67 Donegall Street 
Belfast
BT1 2QH 

Tel: (028) 9082 8880 – from Northern Ireland & Great Britain

Tel: (048) 9082 8880 – from Republic of Ireland

Email: Press Office

Peter Cheney

Press Officer 07774 295 369

 

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