National Moment of Reflection

There will be a National Moment of Reflection on Sunday 18 September 2022 at Cranleigh War Memorial.

All welcome to join the Parish Council to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.

Please arrive at the War Memorial from 7.45pm for the service to commence at 7.55pm.

Cranleigh Parish Council mourns the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Cranleigh Parish Council has, with great sadness, received an announcement from Her Majesty The Queen’s Press Secretary regarding the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle on 8 September 2022.

The Council joins the nation in expressing its deep sadness at this time, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by Her Majesty The Queen.

The Chairman of the Council will be sending an official letter of condolence to the King and the royal family marking their sympathy at this difficult time.

As a mark of respect, flags will be flown at half-mast.

Books of condolence will be opened at the Village Way Council offices, open Monday - Friday 09:30 - 12:30, and the Library (normal hours of opening) in Cranleigh, to enable residents and visitors to independently express their sympathy.

The Chairman of the Council and Council officers will join with the nation in observing a two minute silence across all the Council’s offices at 11am on the day of the funeral.

For further information please go to .

Royal Book of Condolence

An online book of condolence has been opened on The Royal Family website where people can pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen.


Cranleigh Parish Council will be commemorating the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and celebrating the accession of His Majesty, King Charles III in Cranleigh over the coming days.

Residents will have noted the lowering of the Union Flag to half-mast at the flagpole on the Common from on Thursday evening. On Saturday, 10 September between 9:00 am and 10:30am across the nation, and here in Cranleigh, the flag will again be raised to full-mast to celebrate the accession of His Majesty, Charles III and to coincide with the proclamation thereof at St James Palace.

The flag will remain at full-mast until the completion of all proclamations of the accession by United Kingdom capitals and major cities at 1:00pm on Sunday 11 September when it will again be lowered to half-mast. 

Chair of the Parish Council, Marc Scully, will represent the Parish of Cranleigh at the Surrey proclamation at Guildford Cathedral on 11 September and Vice Chair, Nigel Sanctuary, at Waverley’s at 3:30pm.

The Proclamation of the ascension will also be made in Cranleigh on Sunday 11 September by the Chair of The Parish Council in front of the village hall at 4:30pm. Please, feel free to join us here and on Moss Alley in front of the chemist.  

Residents who wish to leave flowers to commemorate The Queen are asked to do so by placing them at the base of the Millennium Sculpture in front of the village hall. Please do not place them anywhere else in the village as they will be moved and replaced on the Millennium sculpture site. All flowers will be removed two days after The Queen’s funeral.

Some of these times may be subject to change, but we will keep residents informed.

The Queen's State Funeral

The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September 2022 at 11am. For more information about the arrangements for the funeral visit The Royal Family website