Last updated 8 September 2022
Statement from the Mayor of Stockport and Group Leaders on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
We are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time.
A statement from the Mayor of Stockport, Cllr David Wilson
"It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On behalf of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, its residents, Councillors and Officers, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to the Royal Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.
As a mark of respect, the Union Flag at Stockport Town Hall is being flown at half-mast."
A statement from Stockport Council Party Group Leaders, Cllr Mark Hunter, Cllr Elise Wilson, Cllr Mike Hurleston, Cllr Anna Charles-Jones, Cllr Gary Lawson
"On behalf of our residents, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We recognise Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's long service to our country and the Commonwealth.
As a mark of respect, Stockport Town Hall will be lit up purple and the flag flown at half-mast. Our condolences to all who mourn her loss."
How to pay your respects
Books of condolence
You can sign a national e-book of condolence which is available on the Royal website.
A book of condolence is open for people to sign between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the Reception, Stockport Town Hall. If you have any queries or need support with signing the book, please contact the Democratic Services Team firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book of condolence in Stockport Town Hall will be unavailable to sign on Monday 19 September owing to the bank holiday arrangements in place. The book will be available to sign from 9am until 5pm, Tuesday 20 September.
The book of condolence will be closed at 5pm on Tuesday 20 September.
Flowers and Candles
The Mayor of Stockport laid flowers as a mark of respect for Her Majesty The Queen on Friday afternoon (9 September) in a memorial garden located in St Peter's Square in the town centre.
The memorial garden will be in place during the national mourning period, which will finish following the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.
If you plan to leave any flowers at the memorial garden, please remove any cellophane from the flowers and place any disposable wrappings in the bins provided.
Please do not leave any items other than flowers.
St Peter’s Church is open for those wishing to light a candle for the Queen when visiting the memorial garden in St Peter’s Square.
The opening times are:
- Monday 12 September, 12pm to 1.30pm and 5pm to 6.30pm
- Tuesday 13 September, 12pm to 1.30pm and 5pm to 6.30pm
- Wednesday 14 September, 12pm to 1.30pm and 5pm to 6.30pm
- Thursday 15 September, 5pm to 6.30pm
- Friday 16 September, 12pm to 1.30pm and 5pm to 6.30pm
- Saturday 17 September, 12pm to 1.30pm and 5pm to 6.30pm
- Sunday 18 September, from 7.45pm (to coincide with the national minute’s silence at 8pm).
Light refreshments will also be available during these times.
Civic Service in Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
You are welcome to attend a Civic Service in Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place at St Mary’s Parish Church (Churchgate, Stockport, SK1 1YG) on Sunday 18 September 2022 at 6.30pm. The Service will be conducted by The Right Reverend Sam Corley, Bishop of Stockport.
National Moment of Reflection
A National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September to reflect on Her Majesty’s life and legacy. This will be marked by a one-minute silence which can be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events.