Her Majesty The Queen - Arrangements and tributes

A book of condolence next to an image of Queen Elizabeth II at the Civic Centre

*Page updated on 23 September*

Arrangements were made for the people of Enfield to pay their respects following the death of The Queen on Thursday 8 September 2022.

We updated this page as more information was made available.

National Moment of Reflection - Sunday 18 September

A National Moment of Reflection took place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and was marked by a one-minute silence.

The Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Doris Jiagge, encouraged all residents in the borough to take part in a doorstep tribute during the moment of national reflection at 8pm on Sunday 18 September to observe the silence.

Proclamation of His Majesty the King

His Majesty The King was proclaimed in Enfield by The Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Doris Jiagge, at 2pm on Sunday 11 September.

The Proclamation took place outside the front of Enfield Civic Centre. A photo album from the day can be found here

Sunday 11 September marked the day on which the Mayor of Enfield Council, Cllr Doris Jiagge, read the Proclamation announcing His Majesty King Charles III as the nation's new monarch. You can watch the ceremony in full here

Books of condolence

Books of condolence were available for residents to sign. They were situated at the Civic Centre reception, Edmonton Green Library, Ordnance Road Unity Library and Palmers Green Library and were available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Members of the public wishing to express their condolences and share memories were also encouraged to send a message to the Royal Family via the Book of Condolence on the Royal website.

Laying of flowers

Residents who would like to lay flowers in memory of Her Majesty The Queen were welcome to do so at the Civic Centre on the grassed area at the front of the building and the following places in the borough:

Jubilee Park – Galliard Road entrance

Broomfield Park – Alderman’s Hill Entrance (Coronation Gate),

Pymmes Park - Park Lane entrance

Forty Hall – Lawn outside of house (adjacent to lake)

Groveland’s Park – Inverthforth Gate

Bourne Hill and Durants Park – Hertford Road entrance.

All flowers have now been removed and composted.

Flying of flags

The flags at the Civic Centre, other Enfield Council buildings and the War Memorials (Cenotaph) across the borough were lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect.

Faith Services in Enfield

The Church of England created an online book of condolence. You can also light a virtual candle. A Church Near You was updated as and when local services were to be conducted.

St. Andrew's Church in the heart of Enfield Town was open for prayers, to light candles and a Communion on Sunday at 8am and 9:15am with the church staying open for signing the book of remembrance.

Christ Church Southgate held a vigil service in words and music for the eve of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. It took place at 6.30pm on Sunday 18 September.

At St. Paul's Church Winchmore Hill there was a special service of Choral Evensong at 6pm on Sunday 18 September, in thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This service lasted about 45 minutes. On Monday 19 September, there was a said Requiem Eucharist in the Lady Chapel at 8am, lasting about 30 minutes. The church remained open for private prayer until 7pm.

Procession for the Lying-in-State of Her Majesty the Queen

On Wednesday 14 September a ceremonial procession transported the coffin of Her Majesty The Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament, where the Lying-in-State began. You could watch the Lying-in-State procession in person at the ceremonial viewing areas along the processional route in central London. Read the official government guidance.

The Queen's funeral

The Queen's state funeral took place at Westminster Abbey in London at 11am on Monday 19 September. The day was declared a Bank Holiday across the UK.

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