BVSC is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we offer our sympathy, thoughts and best wishes to members of the Royal Family. We join others mourning her loss, including all those who work for and have been helped by the 600 or so charities she was patron of.

How the City of Birmingham is paying its respects

  • Books of Condolence

Books of Condolence that will be retained in Birmingham and not sent to London (in line with Royal wishes) are available from Friday 9 September at the Hall of Memory at Centenary Square. They will be available to sign from 9am to 5pm daily and will remain open until 5pm on the day following the funeral.

  • Flowers

Citizens of Birmingham and visitors to the city who wish to pay floral respects to The Queen can do so at the official site in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral (off Colmore Row).

  • Flags

Just one flag will fly from the Council House – the Union flag at half-mast, the only exception being that it will be raised to full mast during the period covering the proclamation of the new King in London, the national capitals and counties.

  • Photographic exhibition at Library of Birmingham

In recognition of the Queen’s extraordinary reign, the Library of Birmingham will be paying its own tribute with an exhibition of photographs charting her relationship with the city.

  • Public meetings

All public council meetings have been cancelled during the period of mourning.

  • Vigil

A vigil is being staged at Birmingham Cathedral, off Colmore Row, at 7pm on Friday 9 September.

For up to date information visit Birmingham City Council’s website