Councillor Peter Atkins, Chairman of Pagham Parish Council, says: “On behalf of everyone in our parish, we wish to express our great sadness and sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the incredibly sad news of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen.
We are all deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.
Messages of condolence can be placed on the online book of condolence https://www.royal.uk/
The meeting scheduled to take place on 13th September 2022 has been cancelled.
The Council understands St Thomas A Becket Church will have a physical condolence book available. The Church will be open during daylight hours.
There will be a service of thanksgiving for the life of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday 17th September at 3pm, at St Thomas à Becket Church. All are welcome, this is a service for the whole community of Pagham.
The Government has announced that a one-minute silence will be held across the UK at 8pm on Sunday. Pagham Parish Council will not be leading on an event but suggests people can mark the silence privately in their own homes, on the street with neighbours or at community events and vigils.