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Local Churches Pay Tribute to Late Queen

            Photo: St Margaret's Church

                                                                                                        Monday September 12 2022

CHURCHES across Scotland have mourned the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and taken part in the accession of King Charles III.

Bells tolled at many Church of Scotland churches and the national anthem was sung (with new wording, changing ‘Queen’ to ‘King) was sung as many gathered for worship and prayers.

At Edinburgh: St Margaret’s, candles in the shape of the letters ‘ER’ were lit next to an image of the Queen.

At Stepps Parish Church in Glasgow, the flowers from the morning service were laid at the local war memorial.

Image: Stepps Parish Church

The congregation of Greenlaw Parish Church in the Scottish Borders witnessed the reading of the Royal Proclamation on the steps of the nearby Town Hall and hosted books of condolence (and on the Green) for mourners to sign.

Churches across Scotland have also opened their doors for private prayer today and many are screening or livestreaming the broadcast from St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh of the Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

Bells will toll today at some churches as a mark of respect.

Some of the churches livestreaming the service include:

Edinburgh: St Stephen’s

Troon: St Meddan’s

Troon: Old

Dunfermline: Abbey

(This is not a comprehensive list).

Many tributes to the late Queen have been paid by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Iain Greenshields and members of the Chapel Royal and are available here

Further tributes (including yesterday’s sermon from the Very Rev Dr Angus Morrison at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral, are available below).

A Prayer To Mark The End of An Era: The Very Rev Dr Susan Brown

'The Love and Light of Christ Shone Brightly In Her Life' - Sunday's sermon from Crathie Kirk near Balmoral by the Very Rev Dr Angus Morrison

A Peerless Example of Selfless Devotion: the Very Rev Dr Derek Browning

'A Giant In The Land': the Very Rev Dr James Simpson pays tribute

Church Joins Tributes to Queen



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