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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II


Like many people in the wider community and across the world, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, a great servant to our nation, and a supreme example, in her humility, her empathy and her dedication to others, of how to follow the calling of Christ.

For those who have suffered a significant loss themselves, her death may bring back many memories and reinforce that sense of loss, leading us to search for comfort, and also enabling us to feel, and maybe pray, for her family at this time.

We welcome anybody who wishes to join with us in mourning, in prayerful reflection or in thanksgiving for her life. The church is open at the times shown here.

Book of Condolence

Come and sign the Book of Condolence and, if you wish, spend a quiet moment in private prayer or light a candle.

Commemoration Service: Tuesday 13th September, 7.30pm

Join us and community leaders from around Leeds in a Civic Service of Commemoration with Rt Rev’d Arun Arora, Bishop of Kirkstall. The service will consist of music, readings, prayers and an address from the Bishop. It will last approximately 45 minutes.

Commemorative Peal

In keeping with tradition, the Bell Ringers will perform a special, extended half-muffled peal in memory of the Queen on Thursday 15th September, starting at 5.30pm.

Thanksgiving Service: Sunday 18th September, 4.00pm

Join us for a Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s life. The service will consist of music, readings and prayers. It will last approximately an hour and is followed by a multi-faith vigil in Millennium Square.

Everyone is welcome to visit Leeds Minster and to attend our services.