Harting Parish Council joins the Nation in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
In a statement the Chair of Harting Parish Council said: “It is with great sadness that the members of Harting Parish Council have been made aware of the death of the Queen. We are not aware that her late Majesty ever visited the Parish, but it is clear that Councillors looked upon her as the beacon of stability during good times and bad throughout her seventy year reign. Formal Council business has been suspended during the ten day official period of mourning as a mark of respect, though be assured we will still be addressing any day-to day issue that arises.”
Both the Parish Church and the Congregational Church are open for prayers at this time. A Book of Condolence will be placed in the Parish Church and all are welcome to sign this.
Muffled bells will be rung at 12noon today, joining bell across the country.
A service of reflection and prayer will be held at the Parish Church on Sunday 11 September at 5pm.