Thanksgiving event in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II takes place in Loughborough

Published: Sat 17th September, 2022

  • The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, speaking at the Thanksgiving service
    The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, speaking at the Thanksgiving service

A Thanksgiving service in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place in Loughborough on Friday September 16.

The Mayor of Charnwood and residents attended the service at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church.

The service included a number of readings from Her Majesty’s speeches through the years, prayers from different religious communities and the singing of hymns

It gave the local community a chance to pay its respects and give thanks to the life of Her Majesty.

Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, the Mayor of Charnwood said: “This was a lovely service which allowed residents the opportunity to come together to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Thank you to everyone who attended and those who performed readings and hymns. It was a poignant service and while there were many elements which were uplifting, it was really a chance to remember the Queen and what she has done for the country.”

The service was led by the Mayor’s Chaplain The Revd Wendy Dalrymple and The Right Revd Saju Muthalaly, Bishop of Loughborough.

The Right Revd Saju Muthalaly said: “Tonight has shown a reflection of the cultures and diversity that we have in Charnwood with different religious groups coming together to celebrate Her Majesty’s life.

“The service also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and her Christian beliefs.

“Thank you to everyone for being here this evening, it has been a very special service.”

Books of Condolence have been open at the Council’s Southfield offices and Loughborough Town Hall since the day Her Majesty passed away and will remain open until 5pm on Tuesday September 20.

Those who attended the Church were given the chance to sign a Book of Condolence following the service.

The service was live-streamed on All Saints with Holy Trinity’s YouTube channel. If you wish to watch the service, click here.

The Council has set up a dedicated web page for information relating to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.