Queen's Funeral Cortege - Surrey Events, Route Timings and Road Closures
Road closures on Monday 19 September
A number of temporary road closures will be required in the Staines and Runnymede areas as the funeral cortege for Queen Elizabeth the Second travels from Westminster Abbey to Windsor following the state funeral on Monday 19 September 2022. These are:
- From 6am until late afternoon - A308 Windsor Road from the Runnymede roundabout towards Old Windsor
- From 11am until late afternoon - A30 from the Clockhouse roundabout to the Runnymede roundabout (including London Road, the M25 junction 13 roundabout and along to The Glanty).
There are three junctions where traffic will be able to cross the closed roads until 12pm. These are:
- A30 London Road and Crooked Billet roundabout
- A30 London Road and Clockhouse Lane roundabout
- Runnymede roundabout
Once the cortege has passed, road sweepers will clear flowers and any other tributes from the roads so they can safely reopen.
The following car parks around Runnymede Meadows and Runnymede Pleasure Grounds will be closed from 6pm on Saturday 17 September until Tuesday 20 September 2022:
- The Memorials
- Runnymede Pleasure Grounds
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The Queen's State Funeral Monday 19 September
The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September 2022 at 11am. For more information about arrangements for the funeral visit The Royal Family website.
Guidance for attending the ceremonial event The State Funeral can be found here Attending ceremonial events for the Lying-in-State and the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
There will be a two-minute silence shortly before midday, this will be heralded by a bugler sounding the last post.
Monday 19 September has been declared a national Bank Holiday. Bank holiday announced for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral on Monday 19 September (GOV.UK)
Events in Surrey
Whilst the Funeral Services in London are closed to the public it will be televised on BBC One, BBC News and will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer. It will also be shown on ITV and Sky News will have live coverage throughout the day on Sky News and the Sky News App, YouTube and on Freeview.
- Vue Cinema's will be doing live-streaming of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second in selected UK venues live from 10am. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Funeral
- Your local church may be providing a local service on the day. Please check their websites and noticeboards for details.
- Pubs are staying open and many now have large screens so there may be some places near you where you can sit and watch with others.
- Some Community Centres and local community groups are arranging communal areas where you may be able to gather with others to watch proceedings in your local area.
These are events we are currently aware of please check District and Borough or local websites for more details.
National coverage of the Funeral Service will be broadcast from Guildford Cathedral from 10am through to 5pm on Monday 19 September. Viewing is available inside the cathedral which has a capacity for 1000 members of the public. No booking necessary. Guildford Cathedral will be reviewing whether outside sound provision will also be available. There is car parking available for 200 cars with overflow parking available at the University of Surrey.
Flower Tributes at Guildford Cathedral
If you would like to leave a tribute, please only leave flowers and remove them from all packaging including plastic wrapping. Flower tributes can be left at the foot of The Ganges Cross at Guildford Cathedral.
The Elmsleigh Shopping Centre will be opening on the day of the funeral for the funeral to be shown on two large TV screens (shops will remain closed). Plans for Monday 19th September | Elmsleigh Shopping Centre - Great Shopping in the Heart of Staines Upon Thames
Reigate & Banstead:
The Council's three Community Centres (in Banstead, Horley and Woodhatch) will be open 9am to 6pm to allow members of the community to come together to watch the funeral, and to provide access to books of condolence.
Reigate Town Hall will be lit up in purple as a mark of respect.
St John's Church, Egham, from 10.45am
St Mary's Church, Thorpe, from 10am
St Paul's Church, Addlestone, from 10.30am
Tatsfield, Village Club. Tatsfield Screening of the funeral, 11am
Tatsfield Minute Silence Memorial Triangle, Tatsfield 7pm
Westway Screening of the funeral, Westway Centre, Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PG. 10am-3pm
Greyhound Pub, Lingfield screening of the funeral, time tbc
Harvest Church, Dorking, from 10.30am
St Nicolas Church, Great Bookham, from 10am
Leatherhead Parish, Leatherhead, time tbc
St Giles' and St George's Church, Ashtead, from 10.45am.
Committal Service in Windsor Monday 19 September
Councillor Andrew Johnson, the leader of Royal Windsor and Maidenhead council, said: "We are honoured and humbled that the committal service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second will be taking place in our borough at Windsor Castle on Monday 19 September, following the State Funeral in Westminster Abbey.
"Although this private service will happen at St George's Chapel, it will also be televised. Further updates will be available in due course". Committal Service in Windsor Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead