HM Queen Elizabeth II

On Behalf of Glastonbury, the Council, and our community, we are saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with His Majesty and the Royal Family at this time.
Cllr. Jon Cousins – Mayor of Glastonbury

A book of condolence will be available for the community in the Glastonbury Information Centre and any floral tributes may be left around the Pencil Oak Tree at the entrance to St Dunstan’s Car Park, planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy for the Platinum Jubilee year.

St John’s Church will be open from 8:30am on Friday and Saturday for anyone who wishes to pay their respects to Her Majesty and the Royal Family. Prayers will be read at the service on Sunday at 10am for the Royal Family. A civic service will be announced in due course.

In line with national protocol, the Union Flag will be raised to full mast on Saturday 10 September at 11am for the accession proclamation. It will not be lowered until after the local reading of the proclamation on Sunday 11 September. The Union Flag will then remain at half-mast until 9am on the day after the state funeral.

Glastonbury Town Council has organised a local reading of The Accession Proclamation for King Charles III. This proclamation will take place at 16:00 on the veranda at the front of the Town Hall on Sunday 11 September. The proclamation will be read by the Town Crier and will be followed by a piece of music by the Town’s Official Bagpiper. All are welcome to attend.

Glastonbury Town Council will still hold the Full Council Meeting in September. However this will be only to hold the two minute silence in memory of Her Majesty and to light the Unity Candle. No public participation will take place nor will any business be transacted, it will be postponed until October. Members of the community who wish to mark the death of Her Majesty with Councillors are most welcome to attend.