Residents Invited To Take Part In Moment Of Reflection

Published: 15th September 2022

Residents in Ribble Valley are invited to take part in a national Moment of Reflection at 8pm on Sunday (18 September) to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The moment will be marked by a one-minute silence at home, with friends and family, on doorsteps, or at community events and vigils.

Clitheroe Parish Church will host a special service and prayer vigil from 7.30 to 8.15pm on Sunday, which will include the national Moment of Reflection.

On Monday, the church will live-stream the Queen’s funeral from 10am onwards, concluding with a national two-minute silence at 11.55am.

The Rev. Andy Froud of Clitheroe Parish Church said everyone is welcome to attend on both days.

Residents are reminded that there will be some changes to council services on day of the Queen’s funeral, which has been declared a public holiday.

Council services, including refuse collection, will be suspended and the Council Offices and council facilities will close

Council services will resume and the Council Offices and council facilities reopen on Tuesday, 20 September.

Households whose refuse is collected on Mondays will receive a double collection on Monday, 26 September.

Books of Condolence at the Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, and the Old Station Buildings in Berry Lane, Longridge, will close and be archived at 5pm on Tuesday, 20 September.

Flowers of remembrance at Clitheroe Castle, Vale Gardens in Whalley and Towneley Gardens Longridge will also be removed following the Queen’s funeral in accordance with Royal protocol.

Details about public events being held across the country to mourn the Queen are available at