With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, arrangements are being made for the people of Birmingham to pay tribute following her death on Thursday 8th September 2022.
Below we have outlined ways in which the people of Kings Heath can pay their respects. These include:
Contribute to the Book of Condolence
The book of condolence is being kept electronically so anyone wishing to contribute should visit www.royal.uk
However, locally Books of Condolence that will be retained in London will be available from today (Friday 9th September) at the Hall of Memory at Centenary Square – there the hall of memory books will be available to sign from 9 am to 5pm daily.
It’s key to note that following this mourning period, the local books will be placed in the Birmingham City Council archive at the Library of Birmingham.
Pay floral respects on the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral
Birmingham Cathedral is the designated space to pay a floral tribute to the Queen in light of her passing. Please note that in order to ensure there continues to be sufficient space for the public to lay tributes, any flowers laid might have to be removed on a daily basis and recycled – only if space is needed.
If you are a resident of Kings Heath or live locally you might wish to pay a visit to All Saints Church.
Remembrance at All Saints Church, Kings Heath
All Saints Church will be open, Friday 9th September from 8am to 5pm and Saturday 10am-noon for prayer and reflection for any who wish for quiet space.
- Candles can be lit.
- Pages can be signed which will become a book of condolence.
- People of all faiths, politics and outlooks are invited to use the space offered at All Saints Church Vicarage Road Kings Heath B14 7RA
- Prayers will be provided for any to use if they find it helpful.
In relation to the process of the National Mourning Period, the Cabinet Office has issued official guidance for sports, businesses and shops after her majesty death – please read the full article on Birmingham Live here.