Members of the Gloucester community gathered Monday at Ware Episcopal Church to pay tribute to the life of Queen Elizabeth II. This ceremony took place in part to support the grieving United Kingdom as Gloucester, Virginia, forges a relationship with Gloucester, England.
“Queen Elizabeth represents a defining generation in world history—those who came through World War II and formed our world today,” said the Rev. Scott Parnell. “It can be a scary and uncertain time as power transfers, and we must trust in God’s providence to bring the kingdom of God closer, day by day.”
Monday’s service was a traditional offering of Morning Prayer, along with many traditional English hymns and a choral anthem composed by G.F. Handel. Representatives of Gloucester, including County Administrator Carol Steele, led the readings and a lament was played on the bagpipes by Bill Harrison.
Ware Episcopal Church held a service Monday to pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. Pictured a...
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