As the country enters a period of mourning following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Manchester Council have confirmed plans for those wanting to pay their respects.

St Ann’s Square will become the centre for anyone wanting to lay floral tributes. In a statement the council said: “Residents may wish to lay flowers to mark Her Majesty’s death. You can lay flowers at St Ann’s Square,

“We would ask anyone laying floral tributes to remove any plastic/cellophane wrappings and anything that is non-biodegradable. This will ensure that when collected, all of the flowers can be composted.”

St Ann’s Church will open on Friday from 3pm – 7.15pm, and again on Saturday from 11am for remembrance, commemoration and prayer.

That flag at Central Library has been lowered to half-mast, and will remain so until 8am the day after the state funeral. A date for the funeral is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

Manchester Central Library have also opened the Queen’s Books of Condolence, with visitors invited to leave a message from Mon – Sun between 9am – 6pm, until the day after the funeral.


Fri 9 Sep
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 9 Sep 2022