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Local Tributes Continue For Late Queen

                                                                                                                                    September 13 2022

MOURNING is being observed in many local Church of Scotland churches following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Members of the junior section of the Boys Brigade at Wishaw Old have designed a display of Queen’s stamps, corgis and royal standards and crowns with pride of place going to a letter of thanks from the Queen for cards celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

The front windows of the church are also lit up in purple to mark the period of mourning.

Local churches are opening doors for prayers and moments and services of reflection.

The funeral cortege will move from the High Kirk of St Giles in Edinburgh later this afternoon to London where the Queen will lie in state until Monday morning.

More than 26,000 people are estimated to have paid their respects at St Giles where the late Queen was lying in rest. Many queued for hours and the queue was closed early this afternoon.

King Charles III and the Queen Consort visited Northern Ireland today to receive condolences and attend a service of thanksgiving in Belfast.

During yesterday’s service of thanksgiving at St Giles, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Iain Greenshields paid tribute to the late Queen: “It is clearly evident and without doubt that the Queen's Christian faith was genuine, and often gave clear and sincere expression in those remarkable Christmas broadcasts.

“She spoke unashamedly of her trust in God and of the example and teaching of Jesus Christ whom she sought to follow as best she could – indeed, of that faith she said she had no regret.

“Her focus on family, on community, on reaching across divisions and differences were evident to us through these short yet meaningful festive messages.”

Members of the Chapel Royal have also held vigil at St Giles overnight.

Local Churches Pay Tribute to Late Queen



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