Selflessness and stillness.
The clergy and the people of the Diocese of Plymouth pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen has been the only monarch that most of us would remember, and we all feel an immense loss. Throughout her reign, she upheld the values and tradition of our society, and she was a true model of leadership and service.
We recall, also, her faith and her belief in Christ. “For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance and healing. Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none.” Queen’s Christmas Message, 2014.
We offer our condolence to the members of the Royal Family.
A candle will be lit and a book of condolences will be open at the Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in Plymouth.
The bell of the Cathedral will be tolled throughout the day (from 8 am to 8 pm) to pay respects to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as our nation enters a time of mourning.
All are invited to come and pay their respects to our great late Queen Elizabeth II.
Many pilgrims will be arriving at the Cathedral on Friday 9th September to venerate the relics of St Bernadette. The pilgrimage will also be a time of shared sadness, reflection and gratefulness for the life of our Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II Requiescat in Pace.
Prayers for the repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
Plymouth Catholic Cathedral – relics visit
Canon Paul Cummins