A special service took place at the church on Sunday morning, for the period of mourning upon the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Bodmin’s Deputy Mayor and other town councillors gathered with people from the town and the regular congregation. The Sunday School session included prayers of thanks for the life of the Queen. The live-streaming of the service allowed those unable to attend to participate.
Prayers were said:
“We thank you for the life of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth, for the love she received from you and showed among us. Above all, we rejoice at your gracious promise to all your servants, living and departed, that we shall rise again at the coming of Christ. And we ask that in due time we may share with your servant Elizabeth that clearer vision promised to us in the same Christ our Lord. Amen.”
“Eternal God, our heavenly Father, we bless your holy name for all that you have given us in and through the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth. We give thanks for her devotion to this nation and the nations of the Commonwealth. We praise you for her courage and depth of her Christian faith. We pray for the Royal Family, that you will lift them from the depths of grief into the peace and light of your presence. Amen.”
Tears were shed during the service and especially at the poignant moment when the National Anthem was sung. We now must remember to sing, 'God save our gracious King'.
People queued in the side chapel to write in the book of condolence and light a candle. There is also a floral tribute outside the church.
Strength was gained by gathering in church to remember Queen Elizabeth II.
Have you held a service or event to pay respects or remember the life and work of Queen Elizabeth II? Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org as we remember Queen ELizabeth during this period of national mourning.