Books of Condolence
We understand that you sharing your condolences with the royal family at this time is important. There are several ways you can do this.
In the first instance we would encourage you to sign the Buckingham Palace, online Book of Condolence (www.royal.uk). Should you not have access to the internet then there is a computer available at the Town Hall in Bognor Regis for those wishing to sign the Buckingham Palace, online Book of Condolence.
You may also wish to send a letter or card to us at the Town Council and we will collate these.
There are Books of Condolence at the Town Hall in Bognor Regis, set in a quiet and private space, for you to pay your respects to our late Sovereign. These will be open during the following times:
Friday 9 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
Saturday 10 September 2022 - 9am until 1pm
Sunday 11 September 2022 - 9am until 5pm (Proclamation of Accession to be read by the Town Mayor, from the steps of the Town Hall a 4.30pm)
Monday 12 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
Tuesday 13 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
Wednesday 14 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
Thursday 15 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
Friday 16 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
Saturday 17 September 2022 - 9am until 1pm
Sunday 18 September 2022 - 9am until 1pm. At 1pm on this day, the Books of Condolence will close, to be bound and delivered to WSCC for Public Record.
Tuesday 20 September 2022 - 9am until 4pm
You will see that flags are flying at half mast as a sign of respect to Her Majesty and the royal family.
On Saturday 10 September 2022, the Union Flag will fly at full-mast to mark the beginning of our new King's reign and will continue to fly full-mast whilst the Proclamation of Accession is read around the United Kingdom.
The Town Mayor, Cllr John Barrett, will read the Proclamation of Accession from the steps of Bognor Regis Town Hall at 4.30pm on Sunday 11 September 2022. Members of the public are welcome to join the ceremony. Upon the reading of the Proclamation, the Union Flag will return to half-mast until the day after the funeral. At 8am on Tuesday 20 September 2022 the Union Flag will return to full-mast.
If you would like to lay flowers at this sad time you can do so at the War Memorial outside of Bognor Regis Town Hall. Please be respectful of The Queen's wishes that these should not be wrapped in cellophane and ribbon so that they may be disposed of and composted appropriately. Please do not leave cuddly toys.
Faith ServicesChurch services will take place throughout the district. Information about this will be available from local faith groups.