Remembering Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless the British nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch and also head of the Church of England, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

As a Church of England chaplaincy we, the Anglican Church Freiburg would like to pay tribute to the life of a remarkable leader, remember her legacy, offer space to mourn and pray for the Royal Family, including her successor King Charles III.

Photograph taken by Julian Calder for Governor-General of New Zealand, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Commemorating the Death of Her Majesty

At the Anglican Church Freiburg

Our congregation is made up of people from all over the globe, and not everyone will have had an emotional connection to Her Late Majesty. Yet, it is important for us to provide opportunities to talk and mourn, and to encourage all who have so far not felt close to her, to learn about and be inspired by the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth II.

During the period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II there will be space and time at all ACF groups and services to grieve, pray and remember:

  • Communion Service, including a time of remembrance
    September 11, 2022 at 11:30 am
    In-person and here on zoom
  • Chaplaincy Council Meeting
    September 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm
    For all ACF Council Members
  • Wise One’s Coffee Morning
    September 13, 2022 at 10:00 am
    For all ACF seniors! Location: Café Schwarzes Kloster, Rathausgasse 48, Freiburg
  • Men’s Prayer Group
    September 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm
    at church
  • Compline, including a time of remembrance
    September 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm
    here on zoom
  • Women’s Prayer Group
    September 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm
    at church
  • Women’s Breakfast
    September 17, 2022 at 9:00 am
    at church
  • The Inkling Reading Group
    September 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm
    This grouo meets at a private home. For more information email:
  • Morning Worship, including a time of remembrance
    September 18, 2022 at 11:30 am
    In-person and here on zoom

Just like many other churches, the ACF will also have a condolence book on Sundays at church for you to sign, which will eventually be sent to London.

From our Sister Churches

Anglican Church Basel
Commemoration Service to mark the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
18:00 on Sunday 18th September at the Sacré Coeur Church (Feierabendstrasse 68, 4051 Basel)

Offerings by the Church of England

Submit a message to the online book of condolence
Read the messages submitted here.

Lighting a candle for Her Majesty The Queen
Lighting a candle can be a helpful way to pray, especially when finding the right words is difficult.

A Service of Prayer and Remembrance for Her Late Majesty The Queen
by the Archbishop of Canterbury

The State Funeral

Watch here the BBC live recording from London and Windsor,
full coverage of The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Service Order of the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey

Service Order of Committal at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Condolence Messages & Tributes

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have led tributes from Bishops of the Church of England
Read the tributes of the CofE Bishops here.

The Bishop in Europe, The Rt Revd Robert Innes, has spoken of his great sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. 
Read the full statement in English and French here on the diocesan website.
Watch the statement here (English), here (French).

Chaplaincies from the Diocese in Europe pay tribute
A collection of voices from all over the continent (including Freiburg)
How the diocese marked a moment of history

Members of the ACF are also very welcome to have their tributes to The Queen published on this website Please get in touch to submit your message.
You may also make use of the condolence book which will be displayed on Sundays at church.

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