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Durham Cathedral will host a remembrance service for the Queen this weekend

A special service in remembrance of the Queen will take place at Durham Cathedral this weekend as the city’s monument invites visitors to pay their respects to the late monarch.

The special service – which is free but must be booked – will reflect the Queen’s life and work and include prayers for her and the Royal Family. The memorial service is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, with all attendees to be seated by 2:40 p.m., and it will also be livestreamed.

Following the Queen’s death on Thursday, Durham Cathedral opened a book of condolences for visitors to sign. He said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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“All are invited to visit the cathedral during this time of national mourning, to pay their respects, to leave a comment in the book of condolences, to light a candle and to say a prayer.” He says that although all are welcome to attend the service on September 17 – which takes place two days before the late Queen’s funeral – he expects it to be busy “so it won’t be possible to enter the cathedral without a ticket”.

In a personal message, Deputy Dean Michael Hampel said the cathedral was in mourning along with the rest of the UK at a time of “deep grief”. In his message, he added: ” Grief is the price we pay for the love, and the love we have shown for this remarkable woman for decades deepens our grief – a grief we share with the world.

The Queen was a center of unity for people of all kinds and walks of life, not least through a selfless sense of duty that stemmed directly from her Christian faith.” When the cathedral reopened its Durham Cathedral exhibition earlier this year, a new temporary exhibition titled Crown and Cathedral: Durham’s Royal Stories revealed the late Queen’s links to the building, including photographs from Her Majesty’s visits over the years and a handwritten letter. It also included the elaborate gold Royal Cope, like a cape, worn by the Bishop of Durham at the Queen’s coronations – and previous ones.

Those unable to secure a ticket for Saturday will be able to follow the live stream of the service on Durham Cathedral’s Facebook page. His book of condolences is available for signature in the north transept area of ​​the building and it says: “All are welcome to visit and leave a message of respect, hope and gratitude in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II .”

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