As the world mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth, II, Christ Church Episcopal invites the community to a special memorial service of thanksgiving on Sunday, September 18 at 5:00 pm at Christ Church.
A bookend to the parish’s Queen’s Jubilee Celebration in June, 2022, this memorial at Christ Church serves as a representation of the worldwide Anglican Communion within Greenville for this historic occasion, and the community is warmly invited to join as we give thanks for the extraordinary life and witness of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Special music for the service will be provided by the Christ Church Parish Choir and Piper Christian Markle. Guests of honor include members of the St. Andrew’s Society of Upper South Carolina, The Daughters of the British Empire, The Society of King Charles the Martyr, and The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
The monarchy and the American Episcopal church share a long history. The Episcopal Church is a part of the broader Anglican Communion, of which the monarch serves as the head and the defender of the faith. Although the monarchy has an official role in the Church of England and the Church of Scotland, it is not directly tied to the Anglican Communion’s other 40 independent provinces, including The Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church is currently helmed by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and has long recognized its special connection with Queen Elizabeth II and the Anglican Communion. After news of the queen’s death, the Presiding Bishop shared “Her resilience, her dignity, and her model of quiet faith and piety have been—and will continue to be—an example for so many.”
This service is free and open to the public and no tickets or advance registration is required.