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County Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II at Shrewsbury Abbey on Sunday 18 September 6pm

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News from Shropshire Lord-Lieutenant

Shropshire Lord-Lieutenant Anna Turner JP has announced details of a County Memorial Service to be held to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Service of Thanksgiving for the life of HM Queen Elizabeth will be held on Sunday 18 September 2022 at 6pm in Shrewsbury Abbey.

The service is for the whole of the ceremonial County of Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin.

Shrewsbury Abbey: The County Memorial Service for The Queen will be at Shrewsbury Abbey

The County Memorial Service for The Queen will be at Shrewsbury Abbey

Up to 500 people are expected to attend, with representatives having been invited from councils, education, military and emergency services as well as faith groups, charities, and businesses.

The service is open for anyone to attend, although seating is limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

Organisers are advising anyone attending to get there early to ensure a seat. Parking is available at Abbey Foregate car park opposite the Abbey.

Floral tributes to The Queen

Floral tributes to The Queen

Anna Turner said:-

‘This service will be a way of uniting the whole ceremonial county in our expression of sadness and shock at the loss of our dear Queen.

“In coming together to celebrate her life, to reflect and to offer prayers for our new King and the Royal Family, I know we will share a fitting memorial for someone who was so significant to the life of the county.”

It is planned that BBC Radio Shropshire will also broadcast the service live.