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The Town Council has today received information from the Lord Lieutenant’s Office that Her Majesty the Queen died at (time) (today/yesterday).  Details for the arrangements for the coming days can be found on this page. 


Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning Monarch.

Councillor Ellen Murphy

The Town Mayor of Sudbury

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Letter of Condolence

Books of Condolence will open in the Mayor’s Parlour at Sudbury Town Hall from ______ and close on _______ (D+11)


Opening Hours as follows: 

Monday – Saturday: 8 am to 7 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

Books of Condolence will close on D+11 and retained with the town’s archives.


Flowers & Mementos


Flowers & Mementos can be laid at the front of Sudbury Town Hall. To increase the life expectancy of flowers it would be advisable to remove all cellophane wrapping before laying.  All flowers will be removed on D+11, along with all mementos which will be retained with the Books of Condolence.




The Union Flag will fly at half-mast from _______ D-Day (Day of Death) until 8 am on ______  D+11 (Day after the funeral).   Except from 11 am on __________ D+1 until after 3 pm on ____________ D+2 when it will be returned to full-mast for the Proclamation readings.



The National Proclamation will be read on ___________ at St. James’ Palace and 12 noon at the Royal Exchange.


Regional Proclamations at 12.30 pm in Cardiff, Edinburgh & Belfast


County Proclamation after 12.30 pm but before 1 pm at Ipswich Town Hall


Local Reading of the Proclamation will be read by the Mayor of Sudbury at 3pm on _________________ outside Sudbury Town Hall, to announce the Accession of the new Sovereign.


At the conclusion of the proclamation a Church Service of Affirmation for the new King will be held in St. Gregory’s Church at ________ All are welcome to attend.

Cancellation of Planned Events


To respect the mourning period the following events have been cancelled/postponed

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Further details can be found on the following websites below;  - National E-Book of Condolences – Lord Lieutenant’s Office – Babergh District Council – Diocesan of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich