Book of condolence

Physical book of condolence

Books will be available to sign:

  • At St Elphin’s church, between 10am-3pm on Saturday 17 September, and from 8.30am until after the service of thanksgiving on Sunday 18 September, which begins at 11am
  • At Warrington Town Hall on the evening of Sunday 18 September from 7pm-9pm, before and after the National Moment of Reflection at 8pm, and again on Tuesday 20 September between 9am-4.30pm

Please use the West entrance to the Town Hall (the side closest to Bank Park) to enter, and exit via the reception area to the East. Stewards will be onsite to direct and support.

Online book of condolence

You can leave a message in an online book of condolence by visiting the Royal Family website.

Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III

We will hold Warrington's official proclamation announcing the succession of King Charles III on Sunday 11 September.

At 3pm, the Mayor of Warrington will read the Proclamation of the Privy Council announcing the succession to the Throne of His Majesty King Charles III, from the Town Hall steps.

Floral tributes

Flowers without plastic wrapping can be laid on the Town Hall lawn. Please do not place flowers at the foot of the Golden Gates.

Changes to civic and council-run meetings and events

The meeting of the cabinet, due to take place on Monday 12 September, is cancelled.

The meeting of the full council, due to take place on Monday 19 September, has been postponed.

Changes to meetings and events are made based on the advice and protocols provided by government.

Town Hall flag

Government guidance states that the Union Flag should be flown at half-mast until 8am on the day after the State Funeral. This is except for the time between the start of the Principle Proclamation in London, to the end of the Proclamation in Cardiff, when flags are to be at full mast.

The Town Hall flag will go to full mast from 11am on Saturday 10 September until the afternoon on Sunday 11 September. Following Warrington's Proclamation at 3pm on Sunday 11 September, it will be returned to half mast for the duration of the mourning period.

20 September 2022

Diary of events

Saturday 10 September

Book of condolence opens at Warrington Town Hall

Sunday 11 September

Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III in Warrington

Monday 12 September

Procession of the  Queen's coffin from Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral 

Tuesday 13 September

The Queen's coffin is moved from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace ahead of the lying-in-state

Wednesday 14 September

The Queen's coffin travels from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall for lying-in-state

Sunday 18 September

One minute silence at 8pm (Warrington reflection event will be at the Town Hall)

Monday 19 September 

State Funeral for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II