The Queen will be remembered during services across the nation on Sunday as Her Majesty’s coffin begins its 500-mile journey from Balmoral in Scotland to Buckingham Palace.
Churches and cathedrals have been open since the Queen’s passing on Thursday to hold memorial services and vigils, and provide a quiet space where members of the public can come to pray or reflect.
Special resources have been prepared by the major denominations to help churches mark the occasion, including at Sunday services today where prayers will be said for the late Queen, King Charles III and a nation in mourning.
The Church of England’s online resources had been downloaded 22,000 times as of Saturday – a rate of over 1,000 times an hour.
On Friday, churches and cathedrals tolled muffled bells for an hour at midday…