Sunderland thanks Queen for touching service at Cathedral


The Choral Evening Singing and Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place at 4.30pm on Sunday 18th September at Sunderland Minster

The City of Sunderland thanked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a special ceremony at Sunderland Minster.

Mourners gathered for the evening choir and service of thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 4.30pm on Sunday September 18 at Sunderland Minster. The service, which took place just before the Queen’s funeral on Monday, is one of many events taking place in the North East.

The Reverend Minster Priest, Dr Andrew C Dowsett, said the service was to thank, reflect and respect Elizabeth II. He said: “The Queen has touched the hearts of so many in Sunderland during her 70-year reign.”

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Civic guests included religious advisers and leaders, chief emergency service officers and Sunderland-affiliated military units. Her Majesty’s representative, Dr Norman Taylor, Second Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, joined members of the public.

Sunderland’s landmarks are also lit purple on Sunday evening as a sign of respect for Her Majesty The Queen. The National Trust-owned Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire Bridge, Hylton Castle, Beacon of Light, Cliffe Park Lighthouse, Fulwell Mill, Market Square, Keel Square and High Street West will be lit purple from dusk to dusk. dawn.

Condolence books reopen on Tuesday after Monday’s state funeral. They are located at: City Hall, Sunderland Museum and Conservatories, Washington City Center Library, Hetton Center and Houghton Library, and Sunderland Cathedral.

They are available to sign during normal business hours until 5pm on Tuesdays. Floral tributes can still be dropped off at the bandstand in Mowbray Park. The flowers will remain in place until Tuesday, September 20.

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