With deep sadness, we remember and give thanks to God for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and offer our prayers and condolences on the occasion of her death. We believe she now lives eternally with Christ, the King of Kings, her Lord and Saviour, in whom she placed her faith and hope throughout her life.
From today, all the churches of our benefice* will be open during daylight hours for anyone who would like to sit in quietness to pray or reflect. Books of Condolence will also be available for people to leave a message.
This evening at 7pm, there will be a a short service of prayer and reflection at St Mary's church Grundisburgh to which everyone is welcome.
On Sunday 11th September, in addition to our usual Sunday services**,
at 3pm there will be a reflective service for families with younger children in place of the planned Messy Church and
at 6pm there will be a special Evensong at St Mary's Grundisburgh.
For those unable to attend church, there is an online book of condolence here
and the means to light a virtual candle here
A prayer you may like to use at this time:
Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
May Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II rest in peace and rise in glory.
*Churches of the Carlford Benefice: Ashbocking, Boulge, Burgh, Clopton, Culpho, Grundisburgh, Hasketon, Otley and Swilland
** Services on Sunday 11th September
8am Grundisburgh Holy Communion
9.30 Hasketon Holy Communion
11am Ashbocking Holy Communion
11am Grundisburgh Holy Communion
11am Clopton Lay-led service
3pm Grundisburgh reflective service for families with younger children (Messy Church)
6pm Grundisburgh Evensong