In the course of these days before the Funeral in London on Monday, 19 September of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Lord of Mann, there are a number of Memorial Services and Events.
- The National Event on the Isle of Man is the Second Proclamation Ceremony at St John’s at 11 a.m. on Friday 16 September 2022. This is the second Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III as Lord of Mann, and it will be made from Tynwald Hill, the ancient seat of the Kings and Lords of Mann. Following this, a resolution of loyalty and condolence will be put before a sitting of Tynwald Court in the Royal Chapel. This ceremony is similar in outline to the normal Tynwald Day ceremony. It will begin with a short act of worship in the Royal Chapel. The actual Proclamation will take place on Tynwald Hill and the sitting will conclude back in the Royal Chapel. The public are welcome to witness the proceedings on the Hill. Sound amplification will be put in place as far as possible in the time available.
- Memorial Services for Her Late Majesty will be taking place in parishes during the day on Sunday 18 September. Parish websites and notices will give details of times and locations.
- In Douglas, there will be a Memorial Service for the civic and local community at St George’s Church at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday 18 September, to which all are welcome.
- In Peel, the Bishop will offer the Holy Eucharist in the Cathedral at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday 18 September, in prayer for the repose of the soul of Her Late Majesty and in prayer for the comfort of all who mourn (this is known as a Eucharist of Requiem, or Requiem Mass). At 3.30 p.m. on Sunday 18 September, the Cathedral will host a Diocesan Memorial Service. All are welcome at both events.
In addition, the people of the Isle of Man and of the UK are invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to reflect on her life and legacy. This will take place at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday, 18 September, the eve of the State Funeral, and will be marked by a one-minute silence. This can be kept privately at home, on the doorstep or street with neighbours, at locally arranged community events and vigils, or at your place of worship.
We pray that Her Late Majesty may enter into her heavenly rest, and that the reign of His Majesty King Charles, Lord of Mann, may be blessed and hallowed by the grace of Almighty God.