A Proclamation Ceremony will be held on Sunday 11 September at 2.10pm at Hereford Cathedral and marking the formal Proclamation to the people of Herefordshire of the beginning of our new King’s reign

Thursday 15 September

Books of Condolence and Tributes

The books of Condolence will close on the day after the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so they will be closed on 20 September by 6pm.

Please read our updated information on books of Condolence and Tributes

Sunday 11 September

The Proclamation Ceremony at Hereford Cathedral

The Ceremony, which will begin at 2.10pm today, Sunday 11 September, will also be live streamed to our YouTube channel if you are unable to attend the ceremony in person .

Saturday 10 September

Proclamation Ceremonies

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a County Proclamation ceremony will take place this weekend to mark the ascension of King Charles III.

It will be held at Hereford Cathedral at 2.10pm on Sunday 11 September.

Everyone is welcome to attend this historic event.

The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, accompanied by the Under Sheriff, will hand each Mayor of the market towns, a copy of the Proclamation to read in their own communities.

Proclamation ceremonies will then be held at each market town in Herefordshire - 

  • Bromyard 4pm at the Market Square
  • Kington 4pm at the Market Hall
  • Ledbury 4pm at the War Memorial
  • Leominster 4pm at Corn Square
  • Ross-On-Wye 5pm at the Market House

Everyone welcome to attend.

Friday 9 September

Books of Condolence and Tributes

The flags flown at half-mast since The Queen’s death will be raised briefly to their full height to mark the start of His Majesty’s reign.

Books of Condolence have opened and are available for signing at the following locations until the day after the funeral to commemorate and celebrate fond memories of Her Majesty throughout her life.

Please check the links for each market town below for the dates and times the Books of Condolence are available, as well as where to place tributes.

The books of Condolence will close on the day after the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so they will be closed on September 20 by 6pm.


Timings where information is available

  • Belmont Abbey
  • Hereford Cathedral
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • St Paul’s Church
  • Saxon Hall
  • The Courtyard
  • The Town Hall - Open Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm

Tributes - The Lady Arbour, Hereford Cathedral

  • St Peters Church - Open daily from 10am to 4pm.
  • Bromyard Library - Open during Library hours, Closed Monday 19 September
  • The Bromyard Centre (HALO) - Open Monday to Thursday 7am to 9pm; Friday from 7am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 12pm

Tributes - The Sheep Statue, Rowberry Street

Golden Valley
  • St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch
  • St Mary’s Church - Open - Monday to Sunday from 9.30 to 4.30pm
  • Old Police Station, Market Street - Open - Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 6pm

Tributes - St Mary’s Church

  • The Priory Church - Open daily from - 9am to 6pm.
  • The Tourist Information Centre - Open daily from - 9am to 6pm.

Tributes - The Priory

  • St Michael & Angels Parish Church - Open daily - 9am -to 6pm
  • The Master’s House, Katherine Street - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm, Closed Monday 19 September

Tributes - St Michael & Angels Parish Church

  • St Mary’s Church, Church Street - Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
  • Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close - Open Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm;  Saturday: 9am to 6pm. Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Tributes - St Mary’s Church, Church Street

An online condolence book has been opened on The Royal Family website.

Published: 11th September 2022