The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Written on 08/09/2022

On behalf of the Derby Cathedral community, the Dean of Derby offers condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  We pray for all who have been bereaved that they may know the peace of God at this deeply significant moment.

This is a very sad day in our history and like the whole nation, we mourn the death of a monarch whose life has defined an era, but we also give thanks to God for a life of exemplary service and dedication.

The Queen visited Derby Cathedral twice during her long reign.  Her first visit marked the opening of the Cathedral Centre on Irongate.  During her second visit, during 2010, the Queen distributed the Royal Maundy in the Cathedral.

We thank God for our memories of Her Late Majesty and join with the Bishop of Derby who has paid tribute to Her Late Majesty’s strength of faith and the example that she set to all of us in how to live our lives.

We convey our deepest sympathy to all who mourn.  Derby Cathedral will be open from 8.00am until 7.00pm on Friday 9th September for people to pay their respects.


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