Parliament to host public screening of State Memorial Service

People wanting to watch New Zealand’s State Memorial Service to mark the life, dedication and work of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II are invited to Parliament on Monday 26 September 2022.

The service starts at 2pm and will be live streamed on screens set up in the grounds of Parliament which will be open early and are fully accessible. Parliament buildings will be closed. To get there, people are advised to use public transport to get to Parliament. It is a one minute walk from the train station and bus interchange. A Sunday timetable applies and fares are half price.

The hour-long service will begin with a one minute of silence at 2pm and will be held at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, which the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had an association with dating back to the 1950s. The foundation stone was laid by the Queen in 1954 and the Royal Couple also worshipped at the Cathedral in 1968, 1977 and 2002.

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro, iwi leaders and representatives from the Kiingitanga, former Prime Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition Christopher Luxon will attend along with representatives of other communities and organisations with particular links with the Queen.

The service will be led by The Reverend Katie Lawrence. The Prime Minister will deliver a reading and Dame Cindy will also speak.

The Queen Elizabeth II State Memorial Service will be televised live and commercial free on Three, ThreeNow and Newshub’s website.

More information about the service is available on the Governor-General’s website.

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