Proclamations of King Charles III read across Gloucestershire
By Laura Enfield | 12th September 2022
Proclamations of the new King have been read in Gloucestershire.
The public and officials gathered for The Proclamation of Accession, the formal method of sharing the news that the monarch has died and that the heir has acceded to the throne.
Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Edward Gillespie OBE was flanked by councillors and other officials as he introduced the historic moment at 1pm on Sunday, September 11 on the steps of Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester.
He said: "Our sadness at this time is shared with people across the naton, Commonwealth and the world as we remember with love and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest reigning monarch."
The proclamation was read by the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Sir Dusty Miller and followed by three shots of "God save the King".
Thank you to everyone who joined us earlier today at North Warehouse to hear the Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III in Gloucester. It was read by Mayor of Gloucester, Cllr Howard Hyman, who was joined by Clive Lewis OBE, Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire. pic.twitter.com/G6DUI49pmJ— Gloucester City Council (@GloucesterCity) September 11, 2022
It was closed with a prayer by the Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Treweek, the singing of the national anthem and three cheers for the King led by town crier Alan Myatt.
It was read again at 2pm at the North Warehouse at Gloucester Docks by the Mayor of Gloucester Howard Hyman, who was joined by Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire Clive Lewis OBE.
In Cheltenham it was read on the steps of the Municipal Offices by the mayor Sandra Holliday.
Today, officials and members of the public gathered outside the Municipal Offices to hear the Mayor of Cheltenham read the local Proclamation marking the accession of His Majesty King Charles III.#Cheltenham #Proclamation pic.twitter.com/9JELAQFPo8— Cheltenham Borough Council (@CheltenhamBC) September 11, 2022
In the Forest of Dean it was read by Councillor Julia Gooch at the Forest of Dean District Council offices.
Chair of Stroud District Council Councillor Steve Robinson read it at the flagpoles in front of the council offices in Ebley Mill, Stroud with more than a hundred people gathered to witness the historical process on Sunday.
People also gathered for a second service outside the Subscription Rooms which was introduced by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Caroline Penley and followed by Stroud Mayor Cllr Stella Parkes who read the local proclamation.
Deputy Lord Lieutenant Caroline Penley, councillors, Stroud’s MP, council officers, police representatives and members of the public joined together for the proclamation of King Charles III today.— Stroud District Council (@StroudDC) September 11, 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended. pic.twitter.com/FYT45Vgrio
During the period of National Mourning, union flags around the county will be flying at half-mast.
Details of the Queen's lying-in-state can be seen here .
Members of the public wishing to pay their respects and mark the occasion locally can do so as follows:
- Gloucester Park, on the grassed areas on either side of the war memorial
- Long Gardens in Cheltenham, on the area of pavement
- Stratford Park in Stroud on the grass bank at the north side of the main car park, adjacent the coach bays.
- Clock Tower in Coleford
Books of Condolence
-Museum of Gloucester, Tuesday to Saturday, 10- 5pm, Sunday 11-4pm.
-Gloucester Cathedral, Monday-Saturday,10am-5pm, Sunday, 12-5pm
-Cheltenham Municipal Offices, Monday-Friday,9am-7.30pm
-The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Monday-Saturday, 8.30am-6pm, Sunday, 8.30am-4pm
-Pittville Pump Room, Monday- Sunday, 9am-5pm
-Coleford Town Council, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday, 12-3pm
-Cinderford Town Council, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
-St Mary's Church, Newent, Monday-Sunday 10.30am-4pm
-Ebley Mill, Stroud
-The Pulse leisure centre, Dursley
-St Mary's Church and the Civic Centre in Wotton-under-Edge.
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