Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the Tandridge district, Tandridge District Council offers its deepest sympathy to members of the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey at 11am. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state in Westminster Hall until 19 September and the public can file past the coffin to pay their respects 24 hours a day until 6.30am on the day of the funeral. 

Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral at Westminster Abbey and Committal Service at Windsor Castle will be broadcast live on television, radio and online on Monday. 

More information about arrangements is available on The Royal Family website.

Travelling guidance

The roads in and out of Windsor are exceptionally busy and the police are working with partners to ensure the safety of everyone using the road network. Some roads and car parks are closed. Anyone planning to travel to Windsor should expect a longer journey.  Before setting off please check the advice from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, which includes information about the Procession of Her Majesty's Coffin to St George's Chapel for the Committal Service

If you are visiting any of the Royal Palaces, either at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle or Westminster Abbey, public spaces are likely to be busier as people gather to pay their respects and the transport network may be busy, so allow more time to travel.

National moment of reflection

National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September. It will be marked by a one minute silence, giving an opportunity to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.

Residents who would like to gather for this occasion are welcome to join our Chairman, Councillor Jackie Wren and our Leader, Councillor Catherine Sayer, who will be marking the National Moment of Reflection by observing the one minute silence outside the Council Offices in Oxted.

Residents are very welcome to join the short ceremony outside the Council Offices. If you would like to attend, please arrive just before 8pm on Sunday 18 September.

On behalf of the people of the Tandridge district, I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the members of the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty the Queen was much loved and widely respected by people in Britain and throughout the world.

She will be sorely missed but the memory of her dedication to duty and loyalty to her family and country will remain with us and act as an example for us in the years ahead.

Councillor Jackie Wren
Chairman of Tandridge District Council 


A period of National Mourning has started and will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral. The State Funeral will be preceded by a period of Lying-in-State. Dates and further details of these events will be announced by the Royal Household in due course.

More information is available in the national mourning guidance.

An online book of condolence is available on the Royal website.

Personal written messages of condolence should be sent to:

FAO The King's Private Secretary, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA.

A Memorial Book is open at Guildford Cathedral for any members of the community who would like to add their name in thanksgiving for the life of the Queen and the lasting contribution she has made to the life of our nation and the Commonwealth. Guilford Cathedral has also set up an online book of condolence

Books of condolence are also available at:

  • St John's Church, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath.
  • St Mary's the Virgin Church, Church Hill, Caterham is open from 6pm to 8pm this week and then open for weekend services.
  • St George's Church, Crowhurst Lane, Crowhurst.
  • St John the Evangelist, Dormans High Street, Dormansland from 9am to 5pm daily (floral tributes may also be left). 
  • St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Godstone.
  • St John's Church, Church Way, Hurst Green.
  • St Peter's Church, High Street, Limpsfield.
  • St Peter and St Paul Church, Lingfield.
  • St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Oxted.
  • Centenary Hall, Smallfield from 8am to 4pm.
  • St Stephen's Church, Station Road, South Godstone.
  • All Saints Church and St Christopher's, Chelsham Road Warlingham.
  • Pinks Funeral Directors, Hamsey Green Gardens, Warlingham during office hours.
  • Warlingham Community Libary, Shelton Avenue, Warlingham. The library is open from 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm.
  • St Luke's Church, Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe.
  • St Paul's Church, Croft Road, Woldingham.

We are aware of the following memorial services in the district:

  • Wednesday 14 September at 8.30am - Westway Community Cafe and Centre, Chaldon Road, Caterham CR3 5PG.
  • Sunday 18 September at 10.30am - St Nicholas's Church, Church Lane, Godstone RH9 8BW.
  • Sunday 18 September at 7.30pm - Vigil and reading of proclamation - Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, Lingfield.
  • Monday 19 September at 7pm - Minute silence at Memorial Triangle, Tatsfield.

Floral tributes can be laid at:

  • St John the Evangelist, Dormansland from 9am to 5pm daily.
  • The Green, Warlingham.
  • St Luke's Church, Whyteleafe. Flowers can be placed under the blossom tree outside the front of the church and ribbons can be tied to the branches.

The proclamation of the new King is read out in all countries and all counties of the United Kingdom. National proclamation took place on Saturday 10 September. More information is available on The Royal Family website.

In Surrey, the proclamation was read at Guildford Cathedral by His Honour Christopher Critchlow the High Sheriff of Surrey accompanied by Michael More-Molyneux the Lord-Lieutenant on Sunday 11 September. More information is available on Guildford Cathedral's website and the event was live streamed.

The Chairman of Tandridge District Council, Councillor Jackie Wren, read the local proclamation on Monday 12 September at the Council Offices in Oxted. This was webcast live

The flag outside the Council Offices in Oxted is at half mast. It will return to full mast on the day after the funeral, except for the day of the proclamation when it returned to full mast. Flag flying guidance following the death of Her Majesty The Queen is available.