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Arrangements in the city for remembering Her Majesty The Queen

Bristol City Council has announced the arrangements made for people to pay their respects following the death of Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday September 8 – in the lead up to her funeral on Monday September 19. 

National moment of reflection
Bristol will mark the national moment of reflection on the evening of Sunday September 18 with a minute’s silence at City Hall. This will led by the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, the Lord Mayor of Bristol, and the Dean of Bristol.

Dignitaries will gather at City Hall from 7:45pm to mark the minute silence at 8pm.

People across Bristol are encouraged to mark the National Moment of Reflection at home or in their community and are welcome to join civic leaders on College Green on Sunday.

A portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II hanging on the light, stone walls of Bristol City Hall with a black ribbon draped across the painting
Picture of HM The Queen in City Hall courtesy of Bristol City Council.

Screening of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral Monday September 19
For many in Bristol, Monday’s State Funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be a personal moment they will want to share with family and friends in their own homes. All major UK broadcasters will be screening coverage of the event.

Several venues across Bristol will also be opening their doors on Monday to provide a communal space for people to watch screenings of proceedings in London – including churches and cinemas:

Bristol Cathedral, College Green BS1 5TJ, book tickets to watch at Bristol Cathedral
Horfield Methodist Church, Gloucester Road BS7 8SN
Victoria Methodist Church, 1A Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 1NU
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Almondsbury, BS32 4DT
St James Church, St James Street, Mangotsfield BS16 9EW
Vue Cinema, The Venue Cribbs Causeway, Merlin Road, Patchway, Bristol BS10 7SR
Vue Cinema, Aspects Leisure Park, 2, Avon Ring Road, Longwell Green, Bristol BS15 9LAA

Books of Condolence
A book of condolence will remain open at Bristol Cathedral during the screening of the funeral and a national e-book of condolence can be signed on  The Royal website.

A Bristol e-book, held by Peaches Golding OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of The County and City of Bristol, is available on the Bristol Royal Book of Remembrance website.

Council Services on Monday September 19
Some council services will be closed or cancelled on Monday September 19.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, M Shed, Blaise Museum, The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum and Bristol Archives will be closed.

All Bristol Libraries will be closed. All computer bookings will be cancelled, books due for return will be extended and no fines will be payable for that day.

Bin and recycling collections
Bin and recycling collections will be postponed. Black bin and garden waste collections due on Monday September 19 will take place on Saturday September 24.
Recycling collections due on Monday September 19 will take place on Monday September 26.
Recycling centres will be closed and those with appointments will be notified by email. Bulky waste collections will be rearranged.

Park cafes and golf courses
All the council’s park cafes and golf courses will be closed.

The Register Office
The Register Office will be closed for all services, except eight weddings. The schedule has been amended so that none are taking place during the funeral itself.

The Coroner Office
The Coroner Office will be closed. Inquests that are currently running will pause on the day of the funeral and then recommence. None of the courts will be sitting on September 19. The mortuary will close and operate its on call service.

Leisure Centres
Leisure centres will be shut.

Children’s Services
Children services will not be working. The Emergency Duty Team will cover the service.

Housing options services
Housing options service will be covered by the Emergency Duty Team. If you need help when the office is closed, call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165 or go to your nearest police station.

Resident meetings 
Resident meetings have been postponed up to and including Monday September 19.
Contact Centre and Citizen Service PointThe Contact Centre (CSC) and the Citizen Service Point will both be closed.
More information on all the arrangements can be found on the Bristol City Council webpage: How Bristol is paying its respects following the death of Her Majesty The Queen