Faith chaplains to comfort mourners queuing for Queen’s Lying-In-State


Chaplains from different faiths, beliefs and denominations will be offering comfort to the thousands of people expected to queue to see Her Late Majesty The Queen Lying-in-State at Westminster Hall.

The chaplain service will start at 9am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 14th September) and run until Sunday 18th September. They will be with the crowd during day-light hours.

The chaplains will be identifiable by their Hi-Vis vests with Faith Team printed on them.

They will move along with the crowd and will introduce themselves, have conversations and, only if requested, pray with people.

The Church of England is working in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to organise this collaborative chaplaincy service.

The team of chaplains have been recruited and commissioned by Lambeth Palace and the Dioceses of London and Southwark.

They have received an induction led by the Spiritual Care Team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.