A bank holiday for the funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 19 has been declared by King Charles III.
Many businesses, public buildings including leisure centres and council services will be closed to mark the proceedings.
But a number of venues across the area have confirmed they will open their doors for community screenings of the BBC live coverage of the Queen’s funeral.
These will allow people to show their respects to the Queen in the company of others, with many places offering free tea and coffee.
The Herald has compiled a list of all the places sharing coverage of the funeral, plus any events on the eve if the funeral, in the Farnham area below.
Timings for Her Late Majesty the Queen’s state funeral, as will be broadcast live on BBC One on Monday, September 19:
- Leaving Westminster Hall – 10.44am
- Funeral service – 11am
- Procession to Waterloo Arch – 12.15pm
- Journey to Windsor – 1pm
- Coverage of arrivals at Windsor
- Committal Serice – 4pm
All events below are taking place on the Bank Holiday Monday, September 19, unless stated otherwise:
St Andrew’s Parish Church, Farnham
Farnham’s parish church St Andrew’s will be streaming live coverage of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on a big screen inside the church, from 10am. A Book of Condolence is available in St George’s Chapel, at the front of St Andrew’s where you can also light a candle of remembrance.
Yiayias at the Fox, Lower Bourne, Farnham
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth, on Monday, September 19, Yiayias at the Fox will be showing the procession and state funeral from 11am. The Lower Bourne pub will also be serving free tea and coffee. A spokesman said: “As a business, we have decided to remain open to allow any members of the community to come together.”
Several other pubs across the area have confirmed they will too be streaming the Queen’s funeral, including: The William Cobbett, The Mulberry, The Albion, The Cricketers, The Royal Arms (Heath End), The Duke of York, The Nelson Arms.
Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale – various churches
Bells will be tolled in the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale from 10am on Monday for an hour as a mark of respect for the Queen. The funeral will be screened at St Mark’s Church, Alma Lane, GU9 0LT, “so we can come together as a community” said a parish spokesman.
Elstead Village Hall
Elstead Village Hall will be open from 9am on Monday showing the BBC coverage on Elstead cinema’s big screen. There will be DIY tea and coffee available all day – free of charge – and also breakout space. There is no need to book in advance – just turn up when you can and stay for as long as you wish. There is no charge.
Guildford Cathedral will be showing the BBC broadcast of the coverage the state funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to an audience inside, with the possibility of it being relayed outside, from 10am to 5pm. The broadcast will allow people from Surrey to show their respects to the Queen in the company of others. There is no obligation to attend, you can attend for some or all of the broadcast, feel free to arrive and depart as you wish. The cathedral cafe will be closed, however, there will be the opportunity to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee.