Her Majesty The Queen

Thursday 8th September 2022

It is with great sorrow we have received the very sad news, that Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, has died this afternoon.

I will send sincere condolences on behalf of St Andrews Parish to His Royal Highness Prince Charles and all members of the Royal Family.

I have allowed all workers for our parish to go home to be with their families while we all grieve the loss of our hardworking and dedicated Queen.

May she now rest in peace.


Cllr Vera Tomlinson

Chairman of St Andrews Parish Council

In the event of an emergency at this sad time please ring the following number:

01793 703751

We will not hold any council meetings during this period of mourning.

Book of Condolence

A book of condolence can be signed and a candle may be lit at St Andrew’s church at the following times:

12noon - 1:00pm Friday 9th September

9.30am-12noon and 2.00pm -4.00pm Saturday 10th September

11.00am - 11.45am and 2.15pm - 3:00pm Sunday 11th September

10.30am-12 noon Wednesday 14th September

11:00am – 12noon Sunday 18th September

Those wishing to offer their condolences online can do so at either of the following websites:

You can use this online book of condolence to write down your memories of The Queen.



Church Services

There will be a service of Holy Communion to remember Her Majesty at 10 am on Sunday 11th September and a special commemoration service marking the death of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at St Andrew’s on Sunday 18th September at 6.30 pm.

St Andrew’s Church, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon St Andrew, SN25 2DW (between Lyall Close and Blunsdon Abbey Park)

St Andrew’s Church, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon St Andrew, SN25 2DW (between Lyall Close and Blunsdon Abbey Park)

Details of Tributes and Flowers

Swindon Borough Council have set up areas for flowers or other tributes at the Civic Offices (Euclid Street) and in Queen's Park (which can be accessed by Groundwell Road)

Tributes left in other places may be moved by council staff if they are causing obstructions. We will be removing floral tributes that have started to decompose at the appropriate time and all tributes will be removed in line with the guidance given by the Royal Household.