County Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II at Shrewsbury Abbey, 6pm 18 September
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 at 6pm on 18 September 2022 in Shrewsbury Abbey.
The service is for the whole of the ceremonial County of Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin.
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 to 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.
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 for the service will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire.