Parish Council Announcement

It was with great sorrow that we learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September 2022 and our thoughts and well wishes are given to King Charles III and the Royal Family at this sad and difficult time.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIThe Queen has been a constant in our lives for the past 70 years, representing all that is good in humanity and she will be sorely missed.

A book of condolence will shortly be open in the Parish Church for parishioners to log their own messages. Messages can also be posted online here on the Council website or directly at

God save the King.

A proclamation will be made outside of the Parish Church this Sunday, 11 September 2022 at 4.30 pm by the Council Chairman followed by a peal of the bells.

Parish Council meetings are cancelled during the period of official mourning (i.e. until after the state funeral).

Flowers are being laid in the Woodland’s Memorial Glade and St. Mary’s Churchyard.

In liaison with Rev. Trathen [Five Ways Benefice], Holy Cross Church Byfield, on Sunday 18 September commencing at 6 pm, will host a civic service to “Commemorate our Late Sovereign Lady, HM Queen Elizabeth II” which falling on the eve of her state funeral will also act as a Vigil for that next day’s events. Parish Councillors are invited to attend.

Paul Blackwell

Chairman of Woodford-cum-Membris Parish Council

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