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Town Mayor and Councillors Attend Commemoration Service for the Queen


Photo of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

A special Service of Commemoration was held at Hailsham Parish Church on Sunday [18 September], in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

The service was an opportunity for people to come together ahead of the Queen’s funeral yesterday [19 September], give thanks for the Queen’s life of service and offer prayers for the new monarch King Charles III, the Royal Family and for all those grieving at this time

Town Mayor & Chairman Cllr Paul Holbrook and town councillors were among those attending the service to pay their respects to the late Queen.

Councillor Holbrook said: ” It was a great honour and privilege to attend the special commemoration service as we remember with sadness and gratitude the lifetime of service given by Her Majesty. We continue to mourn her passing, but are grateful for the dedication to public service and strength she has shown us for so many years.”

“Her Majesty’s eventful and extraordinary life has without hesitation or falter, been dedicated to serving the people, and the Town Council wishes to pay tribute to her unflagging dedication, and selfless devotion to duty, as well as her deep level of commitment and generosity-of-spirit.”

“Her Majesty served the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth well, and her passing is a cause for great sadness to each and every one of us. Furthermore, we recognise the very personal loss that members of the Royal Family are feeling at this difficult time.”

“I’d like to thank residents for attending the special service so ably organised and delivered by Hailsham Parish Church, and for joining with us as we mourn the loss of Her Majesty the Queen. Her spirit to public service was an inspiration for us all and her dedication to duty to the people will ensure that she will be forever remembered.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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