Order of Service for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

September 18, 2022 GMT
Left to right: Prince William, the prince of Wales and Prince Harry participate in the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday,  Sept. 17, 2022, ahead of her funeral on Monday. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
Left to right: Prince William, the prince of Wales and Prince Harry participate in the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday,  Sept. 17, 2022, ahead of her funeral on Monday. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
Left to right: Prince William, the prince of Wales and Prince Harry participate in the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday,  Sept. 17, 2022, ahead of her funeral on Monday. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
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Left to right: Prince William, the prince of Wales and Prince Harry participate in the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, ahead of her funeral on Monday. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
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Left to right: Prince William, the prince of Wales and Prince Harry participate in the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, ahead of her funeral on Monday. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Here is the order of service for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, which will take place at 11 a.m. BST (6 a.m. EDT, 1000 GMT) in Westminster Abbey on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022″:

The service is conducted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster. The service is sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, (Joseph McHardy, Director of Music) under the direction of James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers, Westminster Abbey. The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry are led by Trumpet Major Julian Sandford. The Fanfare Team of the Household Division Bands is conducted by Lieutenant Colonel David Barringer MBE, Commanding Officer, Household Division Bands. The organ is played by Peter Holder, Sub-Organist, Westminster Abbey.

Before the service, the tenor bell is tolled every minute for 96 minutes, reflecting the years of Queen Elizabeth II’s life. Members of Foreign Royal Families, Heads of State, and Overseas Government Representatives are received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and are conducted to their seats in the Lantern. All remain seated.

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Music before the service:

Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey, plays

Fantasia of four parts Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) Organist of Westminster Abbey 1623–25

Romanza (Symphony no 5 in D) Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) arranged by Robert Quinney (b 1976)

Reliqui domum meum Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016)

Meditation on ‘Brother James’s Air’ Harold Darke (1888–1976)

Prelude on ‘Ecce jam noctis’ Op 157 no 3 Healey Willan (1880–1968)

Psalm Prelude Set 1 no 2 Herbert Howells (1892–1983)

In the Country Op 194 no 2 Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)

Fantasy on ‘O Paradise’ Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003)

Elegy Op 58 Edward Elgar (1857–1934) arranged by Matthew Jorysz (b 1992)

The Sub-Organist plays

Andante espressivo (Sonata in G Op 28) Edward Elgar

Sospiri Op 70 Edward Elgar arranged by Peter Holder (b 1990)

The Procession of Religious Representatives moves to places in the Nave and the Sacrarium. All remain seated.

Verger

Mrs Marie van der Zyl President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Dr Shirin Fozdar-Faroudi Representative of the Bahá’í Community

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Mr Nemu Chandaria OBE Representative of the Jain Community

Mr Malcolm Deboo Representative of the Zoroastrian Community

The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Representative of the Buddhist Community

The Lord Singh of Wimbledon CBE Representative of the Sikh Community

Mr Rajnish Kashyap General Secretary, Hindu Council UK

Mrs Aliya Azam MBE Interfaith Co-ordinator, Al-Khoei Foundation

Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf Muslim Scholar

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth

Verger

REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES OF WALES

The Reverend Simon Walkling President, Free Church Council of Wales

The Most Reverend Andrew John Archbishop of Wales

The Most Reverend Mark O’Toole Archbishop of Cardiff

REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES OF SCOTLAND

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The Right Reverend Dr Iain Greenshields Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The Most Reverend Leo Cushley Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh

The Most Reverend Mark Strange Primus, Scottish Episcopal Church

REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES OF NORTHERN IRELAND

The Reverend David Nixon President Methodist Church in Ireland

The Reverend Ian Brown Lead Minister Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church

The Right Reverend Dr John Kirkpatrick Moderator, The Presbyterian Church in Ireland

The Most Reverend Dr Eamon Martin Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

The Most Reverend John McDowell Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan

REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES IN ENGLAND

Pastor Agu Irukwu Senior Pastor, Jesus House UK

Pastor Glyn Barrett National Leader, Assemblies of God

The Reverend Canon Helen Cameron Moderator, Free Churches Group

Ms Shermara Fletcher Principal Officer for Pentecostal and Charismatic Relations, Churches Together in England

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The Reverend Canon Graham Thompson President, Methodist Conference

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos The Coptic Church in Great Britain

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster

His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain

Serjeant of the Vestry

The Very Reverend Professor David Fergusson OBE Dean of the Thistle and of the Chapel Royal in Scotland

The Reverend Canon Paul Wright Sub-Dean of His Majesty’s Chapels Royal

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally DBE Bishop of London and Dean of His Majesty’s Chapels Royal

The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO Dean of Windsor

The Right Reverend James Newcome Clerk of the Closet

The Right Reverend Dr John Inge Lord High Almoner

Members of the Royal Family are received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and are conducted to their seats in the Lantern. All remain seated.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, proceed to places in the Nave and in Quire. All remain seated.

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ORDER OF SERVICE

All stand as the Procession of the Coffin enters the Abbey.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey sings

THE SENTENCES

during which the Procession of the Coffin moves through the Abbey

I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

John 11: 25–26

I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.

Job 19: 25–27

WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

William Croft (1678–1727) 1 Timothy 6: 7; Job 1: 21

Organist of Westminster Abbey 1708–27

The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sing

THOU knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee. Amen.

Henry Purcell (1659–95) The Book of Common Prayer 1549

Organist of Westminster Abbey 1679–95

HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are I the dead which die in the Lord: even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Amen.

William Croft Revelation 14: 13

Beadle

The Choir of Westminster Abbey

Mr James O’Donnell Organist and Master of the Choristers

Pursuivants and Heralds of Arms of Scotland:

March, Falkland

Linlithgow, Unicorn

Ormond, Carrick

Rothesay, Marchmont

Pursuivants and Heralds of Arms of England:

Portcullis, Bluemantle

Rouge Dragon, Wales

Norfolk, Maltravers

Windsor, York

Richmond

Kings of Arms:

Norroy and Ulster King of Arms

Lord Lyon King of Arms

Clarenceux King of Arms

Lady Usher of the Black Rod

Garter Principal King of Arms

Household of Queen Elizabeth II:

Master of the Horse Lord Steward

Director of the Royal Collection

Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain’s Office

Master of the Household

Keeper of the Privy Purse, Private Secretary

The Queen’s Page, The Queen’s Page, Palace Steward

Verger

The King’s Almsmen

Verger

Primatial Cross of York, Primatial Cross of Canterbury

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan

The Cross of Westminster and Lights

The Reverend Robert Latham Minor Canon and Sacrist

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Mr Paul Baumann CBE Receiver General

Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE High Bailiff of Westminster

Verger

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret’s Church

The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer

Dean’s Verger

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

Pall Bearers, Pall Bearers

Lord Chamberlain, Earl Marshal

HER MAJESTY’S COFFIN surmounted by The Imperial State Crown, The Orb and The Sceptre and borne by the Bearer Party

The Queen Consort, THE KING

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Princess Royal

The Duke of York

The Countess of Wessex and Forfar, The Earl of Wessex and Forfar

The Princess of Wales, The Prince of Wales

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince George of Wales

The Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of Sussex

The Earl of Snowdon, Mr Peter Phillips

The Duke of Gloucester

Prince Michael of Kent, The Duke of Kent

Household of The former Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall:

Private Secretary, Principal Private Secretary

Equerry, Master of the Household

Household of The Prince and Princess of Wales:

Equerry

All remain standing. The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster, gives

THE BIDDING

IN grief and also in profound thanksgiving we come to this House of God, to a place of prayer, to a church where remembrance and hope are sacred duties. Here, where Queen Elizabeth was married and crowned, we gather from across the nation, from the Commonwealth, and from the nations of the world, to mourn our loss, to remember her long life of selfless service, and in sure confidence to commit her to the mercy of God our maker and redeemer.

With gratitude we remember her unswerving commitment to a high calling over so many years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth. With admiration we recall her life-long sense of duty and dedication to her people. With thanksgiving we praise God for her constant example of Christian faith and devotion. With affection we recall her love for her family and her commitment to the causes she held dear.

Now, in silence, let us in our hearts and minds recall our many reasons for thanksgiving, pray for all members of her family, and commend Queen Elizabeth to the care and keeping of almighty God.

A brief silence is kept.

MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who hast taught us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him: We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our sister doth; and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our mediator and redeemer. Amen.

All sing

THE HYMN

THE day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,

the darkness falls at thy behest;

to thee our morning hymns ascended,

thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank thee that thy Church unsleeping,

while earth rolls onward into light,

through all the world her watch is keeping,

and rests not now by day or night.

As o’er each continent and island

the dawn leads on another day,

the voice of prayer is never silent,

nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking

our brethren ’neath the western sky,

and hour by hour fresh lips are making

thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never,

like earth’s proud empires, pass away;

thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever,

till all thy creatures own thy sway.

St Clement John Ellerton (1826–93)

Clement Scholefield (1839–1904)

arranged by James O’Donnell (b 1961)

All sit. The Right Honourable the Baroness Scotland of Asthal KC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, reads

THE FIRST LESSON

NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15: 20–26, 53–end

Thanks be to God.

All remain seated. The choir sings

THE PSALM

LIKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks : so longeth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God : when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

My tears have been my meat day and night : while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?

Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself : for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God;

In the voice of praise and thanksgiving : among such as keep holy-day.

Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul : and why art thou so disquieted within me?

Put thy trust in God : for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.

Judith Weir CBE (b 1954) Psalm 42: 1–7

composed for this Service

The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reads

THE SECOND LESSON

LET not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.

John 14: 1–9a

Thanks be to God.

All stand to sing

THE HYMN

THE Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want;

he makes me down to lie

in pastures green; he leadeth me

the quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore again,

and me to walk doth make

within the paths of righteousness,

e’en for his own name’s sake.

The choir sings

Yea, though I walk through death’s dark vale,

yet will I fear none ill;

for thou art with me, and thy rod

and staff me comfort still.

All sing

My table thou hast furnishèd

in presence of my foes;

my head thou dost with oil anoint,

and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life

shall surely follow me;

and in God’s house for evermore

my dwelling place shall be.

Crimond attributed to Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836–87) harmony by David Grant (1833–93) descant by William Baird Ross (1871–1950)

Psalm 23 in Scottish Psalter 1650

THE SERMON

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan

All remain seated. The choir sings

THE ANTHEM

MY soul, there is a country

Far beyond the stars,

Where stands a wingèd sentry

All skilful in the wars:

There above noise, and danger,

Sweet Peace sits crowned with smiles,

And One born in a manger

Commands the beauteous files.

He is thy gracious friend,

And (O my soul, awake!)

Did in pure love descend,

To die here for thy sake.

If thou canst get but thither,

There grows the flower of Peace,

The Rose that cannot wither,

Thy fortress, and thy ease.

Leave then thy foolish ranges,

For none can thee secure,

But One who never changes,

Thy God, thy Life, thy Cure.

from Songs of Farewell Hubert Parry (1848–1918)

Henry Vaughan (1621–95)

The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor, leads

THE PRAYERS

In confidence and trust, let us pray to the Father.

All kneel or remain seated.

The Reverend Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, says

Let us give thanks to God for Queen Elizabeth’s long life and reign, recalling with gratitude her gifts of wisdom, diligence, and service.

O GOD, from whom cometh everything that is upright and true: accept our thanks for the gifts of heart and mind that thou didst bestow upon thy daughter Elizabeth, and which she showed forth among us in her words and deeds; and grant that we may have grace to live our lives in accordance with thy will, to seek the good of others, and to remain faithful servants unto our lives’ end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ms Shermara Fletcher, Principal Officer for Pentecostal and Charismatic Relations, Churches Together in England, says

Confident in God’s love and compassion, let us pray for all those whose hearts are heavy with grief and sorrow.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London and Dean of His Majesty’s Chapels Royal, says

Let us pray for His Majesty The King and all the Royal Family; that they may know the sustaining power of God’s love and the prayerful fellowship of God’s people.

ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless our most gracious Sovereign Lord King Charles, Camilla The Queen Consort, William Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: endue them with thy Holy Spirit, enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Reverend Canon Helen Cameron, Moderator of the Free Churches Group, says

In recognition of Queen Elizabeth’s service to this United Kingdom, let us rejoice in her unstinting devotion to duty, her compassion for her subjects, and her counsel to her ministers; and we pray for the continued health and prosperity of this Nation.

ALMIGHTY God, whose will it is that all thy children should serve thee in serving one another: look with love, we pray thee, on this Nation. Grant to its citizens grace to work together with honest and faithful hearts, each caring for the good of all; that, seeking first thy kingdom and its righteousness, they may possess all things needful for their daily sustenance and the common good; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, says

Let us give thanks for Queen Elizabeth’s commitment to the Commonwealth throughout her reign, for her service and dedication to its peoples, and for the rich bonds of unity and mutual support she sustained.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, hear our prayer for the Commonwealth, and grant it the guidance of thy wisdom. Inspire those in authority, that they may promote justice and the common good; give to all its citizens the spirit of mutual honour and respect; and grant to us all grace to strive for the establishment of righteousness and peace; for the honour of thy name. Amen.

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, Primate of

England and Metropolitan, says

We give thanks to God for Queen Elizabeth’s loyalty to the faith she inherited through her baptism and confirmation, and affirmed at her coronation; for her unswerving devotion to the Gospel; and for her steadfast service as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

ORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection she may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in all good works, to the glory of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Precentor says

Let us pray that we may be given grace to live as those who believe in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection to eternal life.

BRING us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitation of thy glory and dominion, world without end. Amen.

John Donne (1572–1631)

The choir sings

TASTE and see how gracious the Lord is : blest is the man that trusteth in him.

Ralph Vaughan composed for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Williams Psalm 34: 8

The Precentor concludes

In confidence and hope, let us pray to the Father in the words our Saviour taught us,

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who

trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

All stand to sing

THE HYMN

LOVE divine, all loves excelling,

joy of heaven, to earth come down,

fix in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesu, thou art all compassion,

pure unbounded love thou art;

visit us with thy salvation,

enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,

let us all thy life receive;

suddenly return, and never,

never more thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above,

pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,

glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation,

pure and spotless let us be;

let us see thy great salvation,

perfectly restored in thee,

changed from glory into glory

till in heaven we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee,

lost in wonder, love, and praise!

Blaenwern Charles Wesley (1707–88)

William Rowlands (1860–1937)

arranged by James O’Donnell

All remain standing for

THE COMMENDATION

The Archbishop of Canterbury says

Let us commend to the mercy of God, our maker and redeemer, the soul of Elizabeth, our late Queen.

HEAVENLY Father, King of kings, Lord and giver of life, who of thy grace in creation didst form mankind in thine own image, and in thy great love offerest us life eternal in Christ Jesus; claiming the promises of thy most blessed Son, we entrust the soul of Elizabeth, our sister here departed, to thy merciful keeping, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, when Christ shall be all in all; who died and rose again to save us, and now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, in glory for ever. Amen.

O forth, O Christian soul, from this world, in the name of God the Father almighty, who created thee; in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for thee; in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon thee and anointed thee. In communion with all the blessed saints, and aided by the angels and archangels and all the armies of the heavenly host, may thy portion this day be in peace, and thy dwelling in the heavenly Jerusalem. Amen.

All remain standing. The choir sings

THE ANTHEM

WHO shall separate us from the love of Christ? Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Alleluia! Amen.

Sir James MacMillan CBE (b 1959) composed for this Service

Romans 8: 35a, 38b–end

The Dean pronounces

THE BLESSING

GOD grant to the living grace; to the departed rest; to the Church, The King, the Commonwealth, and all people, peace and concord, and to us sinners, life everlasting; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

All remain standing for

THE LAST POST

Silence is kept.

REVEILLE

All sing

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

GOD save our gracious King,

long live our noble King,

God save The King.

Send him victorious,

happy and glorious,

long to reign over us:

God save The King.

Thy choicest gifts in store

on him be pleased to pour,

long may he reign.

May he defend our laws,

and ever give us cause

to sing with heart and voice:

God save The King!

arranged by Gordon Jacob (1895–1984)

All remain standing. The Queen’s Piper, Warrant Officer Class 1 (Pipe Major) Paul Burns, plays

Sleep, dearie, sleep traditional

All remain standing as the Coffin and Processions leave the church.

The Sub-Organist plays

Fantasia in C minor BWV 562 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

THE PROCESSION OF THE COFFIN

Verger

Primatial Cross of York Primatial Cross of Canterbury

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan

The Cross of Westminster and Lights

The Reverend Robert Latham Minor Canon and Sacrist

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Mr Paul Baumann CBE Receiver General

Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE High Bailiff of Westminster

Verger

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret’s Church

The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer

Dean’s Verger

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

HER MAJESTY’S COFFIN

The Queen Consort, THE KING

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Princess Royal

The Duke of York

The Countess of Wessex and Forfar, The Earl of Wessex and Forfar

The Princess of Wales, The Prince of Wales

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince George of Wales

The Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of Sussex

The Earl of Snowdon, Mr Peter Phillips

The Duke of Gloucester

Prince Michael of Kent, The Duke of Kent

Music after the service:

Allegro maestoso (Sonata in G Op 28) Edward Elgar

Members of the Congregation are requested to remain in their places until invited to move by the Honorary Stewards.

Later in the afternoon, the bells of the Abbey are rung fully-muffled by the Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers in a peal of Stedman Caters, comprising 5096 changes