Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Thu, September 15, 2022

The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place on Thursday 8th September 2022.

Books of Condolence 

The Mayor has  officially opened a number of Books of Condolence.

Members of the public are invited to leave their tribute messages at:

◼Ballymoney Town Hall


◼Coleraine Town Hall

◼Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

◼Sheskburn House

An online Book of Condolence is available on our website here.

Read the Mayor's full tribute statement.

Read the Mayor's reflection on his visit to London to attend the lying-in-state.

View a gallery of images from Royal visits through the years.

Big Screen

A big screen will be put in place in Coleraine outside the Town Hall.

It will broadcast the National Moment of Reflection, which takes place at 8pm on Sunday 18th September, to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.

On Monday 19th September, it will show the state funeral from Westminster Abbey at 11am.

Members of the public can watch the build up to the event from 8am, with the broadcast expected to end at 6pm.

Please bring your own chairs if possible.

Church Services

Services of Reflection for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place across the Borough on Sunday 18th September 2022.

 In Ballymoney, a service will be held at St James's Presbyterian Church at 3pm, attended by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace.

 An outdoor event, led by Coleraine Churches Forum, will take place in the Diamond area of Coleraine town centre at 3pm.

 Other services will be held in First Kilrea Presbyterian Church at 3.30pm, and in Christchurch, Limavady at 6pm.

 All are open to members of the public and will provide an opportunity to mourn and reflect together.

The Accession Proclamation 

The Accession Proclamation for County Londonderry took place in Coleraine on Sunday 11th September 2022.

A large crowd gathered in the area around the Town Hall to witness the historic event, led by His Majesty's Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Alison Millar, the High Sheriff, Mr George Glover, and the Mayor, Councillor Ivor Wallace.

Find out more here.

Changes to Council services

There will be some changes to Council services on Monday 19th September 2022, the date of HM The Queen’s state funeral, as it has been declared a Bank Holiday.

Bins due to be collected on this date in the Limavady area will be lifted on Friday 23rd September instead, and Saturday 24th September for Ballymoney, Coleraine and Moyle areas.

Residents are kindly reminded to leave out their bin by 7am on collection day.

No burials will take place in the Borough.

The following facilities will be closed:

All Household Recycling Centres

All leisure facilities

All Visitor Information Centres

Flowerfield Arts Centre

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

Facilities will reopen and services will resume on Tuesday 20th September.

Please note, industrial action by members of Unite the Union is ongoing, and this may continue to impact on service delivery in some areas.