A Moment of Reflection on the Eve of the Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

There will be e one-minute silence on Sunday 18 September at 8.00 pm. It has been suggested that groups may wish to come together for a brief period of reflection on the Queen’s reign and her achievements. The following text has been suggested as a guide:

A Moment of Reflection on the Eve of the Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

By 19.55 members of the community will gather at [location].

At 19.58 the convenor of the event will say:

Thank you all for gathering here this evening for this brief vigil on the eve of the funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In a few moments we will join with people across the United Kingdom in a Moment of Silent Reflection. During the Minute we will have an opportunity, in silence, to reflect on the lifetime of service which Her late Majesty devoted to the United Kingdom, the Realms and Territories and to the Commonwealth.

The Queen was sure in her faith and steadfast in her duty, bringing constancy through 70 years of change. We will remember Her late Majesty with affection and gratitude and silently give thanks in our hearts for her unswerving devotion to us and to our Country.

The one-minute silence will follow.

The vigil will conclude with all present saying: God Save The King