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Events taking place across Bradford leading up to the funeral of Her late Majesty The Queen

A Civic Commemoration and Thanksgiving for the Life of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday 18 September, the doors will open at 6pm while the service starts at 6.30pm

The service will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Martin Love and other dignitaries and everyone is welcome to attend.

For those not able to attend in person, the service will also be live streamed on Bradford Cathedral’s website.

Following the service people are invited to join in the National Moment of Reflection which takes place at 8pm. Everyone is invited to congregate on the Cathedral Green outside Bradford Cathedral for the one minute silence or to take part where ever they are.

Those wishing to attend the service and/or the National Moment of Reflection at Bradford Cathedral are asked to RSVP via the Bradford Cathedral website www.bradfordcathedral.org.uk.

For those wishing to come together to watch the funeral service for Her Majesty the Queen, the Big Screen in Centenary Square will be showing coverage on Monday 19 September.

It will also be shown live on a big screen at Bradford Cathedral on Monday 19 September. Capacity at the cathedral is 300 so please arrive promptly. The cathedral will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Books of Condolence are open at Bradford City Hall and at town halls in Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley will be available at the following times:

  • Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September between 10am and 5pm
  • Friday 16 September between 10am and 4.30pm
  • Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September between 12pm and 4pm
  • Tuesday 20 September between 10am and 5pm when the books will close for the final time.

A book of condolence is also available at Bradford Cathedral at the following times:

  • Wednesday 14, Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 18 September 8am – 8pm (subject to service times)
  • Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September 10am to 4pm.

Tributes can also be made online at www.bradford.gov.uk which will be closed at 5pm on Tuesday 20 September.

As per national protocol the flags on civic buildings across the district were flying at half-mast as soon as the announcement was made of the death of the Queen. They were raised to full-mast for the Proclamation of the new King and have been lowered to half-mast again where they will remain until after the day of the funeral. This is all in line with the national protocols on flag flying.

Buildings in the Bradford City Centre like many around the world have been lit in purple since the evening of the announcement of the Queen’s death. They will remain lit in purple as a mark of respect until the morning of Tuesday 20 September.

There may be some disruptions to Council services on Monday due to the Bank Holiday. Information can be found on Bradford Council’s website www.bradford.gov.uk

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