PROCLAMATION readings for King Charles III and services of remembrance for the Queen will take place across the Stroud district today (Sunday, September 11).
A number of special events will be held across the area with residents invited to attend.
The proclamation of the new Sovereign is a centuries old tradition.
It is an announcement of the accession which took place immediately on the death of the reigning monarch.
The ceremony does not create a new King – it is an opportunity for members of the public and civil leaders to reflect and to lay floral tributes.
Here is a round-up of what’s happening where and when.
The chairman of SDC Council, Councillor Steve Robinson, will read the local Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles lll at 3pm at the flagpoles outside the council offices in Ebley Mill.
Councillors and civil leaders will gather to proclaim the accession of the new monarch.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
People who wish to lay floral tributes are welcome to do so at Stratford Park.
Stroud Town Council proclamation at Subrooms
Stroud Mayor Cllr Stella Parkes will read the official proclamation of the King outside the Subscription Rooms.
Members of the public who wish to witness this historic occasion are invited to gather shortly before 4pm.
An area for floral tributes will be provided on the forecourt of the Subscription Rooms.
After the funeral the flowers will be collected and composted to fertilise a tree which will be planted in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a suitable location in Stroud.
Cllr Parkes said: “Stroud Town Council is saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and joins the nation, and the world, to grieve the loss of an incredible life dedicated to service.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this deeply sad time.”
Stonehouse Town Council proclamation by memorial green
Civic leaders will read the local proclamation at 6pm today on the memorial green by the town flag.
The service will be led by chairman Gary Powell.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
People who wish to lay floral tributes are welcome to do so at the memorial green.
After the funeral flowers will be used for compost for a commemorative tree.
Dursley Town Council proclamation at town hall
A ceremony will be held at the Town Hall in the Market Place, Parsonage Street at 5pm.
The Mayor, Councillor Symon Ackroyd, will read a proclamation to the people of Dursley marking the beginning of our new King Charles III’s reign.
Following the reading a floral tribute will be laid on the grassed area to the front of St James Church.
All are welcome to attend.