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Resources for use following the death of Queen Elizabeth

This page will be updated regularly 

Template for commemoration service for Her Majesty The Queen

Some forms of service approved by the Archbishops are available and can be downloaded at the bottom of the page linked here

Additional resources - particularly designed for young people and schools

Biography of Her Majesty The Queen and quotes about her faith

Biography of King Charles III

A statement from The Bishop in Europe, The Rt Revd Robert Innes

Further Useful resources

Many of the resources needed for services are published on the Church of England website, these include suitable prayers; liturgies; a national Book of Condolence and guidance on services.

Visit the A Church Near You resource hub for more downloadable assets.

Suitable photos for chaplaincies to use

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Please credit the Press Association when using these images

Some suggested readings and hymns

  • Psalm 23
  • Psalm 121
  • Ecclesiastes 12 v1-7
  • Luke 2 v29-32
  • Revelation 7 v9-17, 21 v1-6
  • Mark 10 v34-45


  • All My Hope on God is Founded
  • Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
  • Immortal, Invisible, God only wise
  • The Lord’s My Shepherd
  • Lord For the Years
  • Thine Be The Glory
  • Thy Kingdom Come, O Lord

Other useful websites for material include

St Paul’s Cathedral:

Westminster Abbey:

The Royal Family:

King Charles III:

UK parliament:

The Commonwealth:

Resources for purchase

Church House publishing:


London Institute of Contemporary Christianity:

Scripture Union:

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