Newcastle Cathedral is set to hold a memorial service for the Queen, on Sunday 18 September.
The service will take place at 4pm, a day ahead of the Queen’s Funeral which will take place the following morning at Westminster Abbey.
The service will be one of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
It will be open to members of the public. However, the capacity in the cathedral is limited and so people are advised to arrive early as entry will be on a first come basis.
The Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear and the Acting Bishop of Newcastle will all be in attendance as well as the full Cathedral Choir.
Very Revd Geoff Miller, The Dean of Newcastle, issued a statement on behalf of the Cathedral: “It is with great sadness that, alongside people across our nation and the Commonwealth, we heard the news of the death of Elizabeth, our Queen and Governor.
“We at the Cathedral in Newcastle will approach this period of national mourning not only in grief but in deep gratitude to her for a long and dignified reign, in which her wisdom and graciousness have enabled stability, progress and a growing desire for goodwill among all people. She has been our Queen through many challenging times and has unfalteringly sought the good for our nation and its citizens. For this, we give thanks, and now we pray that she may rest in peace.
“Together, inspired by her spirit of commitment and graciousness, we shall look forward to the future and give loyal support to her successor, the King, in the sure knowledge that her example will inspire him and us. God Save the King.”
You can watch the service on the cathedral’s YouTube channel as it is being live-streamed.
On Sunday, at the start of the funeral service in London, two minutes of silence will be observed in St Nicholas Square.