Memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II

Her late Majesty the Queen will be remembered at a memorial service in North East Derbyshire next month.

North East Derbyshire District Council has organised the event, which will take place on Sunday 5 February - almost a year to the day the country joined together to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee.

Cllr Diana Ruff, Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, said: “After 70 years of dedicated service to our country, it’s only fitting we come together to remember our late Queen.

“The memorial service is open to all, so I look forward to seeing as many people as possible there on the day.”

The service will be conducted by The Venerable Karen Hamblin, Archdeacon of East Derbyshire, with readings by various people, including the Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, Cllr Alex Dale.

Schoolchildren, the Scouts and Chairs of local groups will also be in attendance.

A number of hymns will be sung, prayers will be read and a piper will also play when the procession enters and exits the church.

The event takes place at All Saints Church, Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, on Sunday 5 February.

Those attending are asked to be seated by 2.15pm. The service will then start at 2.30pm and last for around an hour.

On leaving the church, a collection for the Chair’s charity SSAFA will take place.

The Queen was patron of SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity - until her death last year.

If you would like to attend the memorial service, limited parking is available at the church. If parking close by, please be considerate of residents.