Statement on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen

Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty The Queen today, 8 September 2022.

Chairman of the Council of the Isles of Scilly, Councillor Robert Francis, has issued the following statement: ‘It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.’

‘The Queen was born on 21 April 1926 and acceded to the throne in 1952. She went on to become the longest reigning British monarch and a beacon of dignity and continuity across the world. Her commitment to our nation was extraordinary and she will be greatly missed.’

‘The Isles of Scilly was fortunate enough to welcome The Queen in 1967 and again in 2011 and I am sure many islanders will have fond memories of these visits.’

‘On behalf of the Council, I offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.’


The flag on the Town Hall has been lowered to half-mast and will remain in place for the period of mourning.

Books of condolence

Books of condolence will be open at the following locations from 9am tomorrow, 9 September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

St Mary’s

  • Old Wesleyan Chapel
  • Parish Church

St Agnes

  • Parish Church


  • Parish Church


  • Parish Church

St Martin’s

  • Parish Church

Floral tributes

Floral tributes may be left outside the Old Wesleyan Chapel on St Mary’s.

Publishing date: 
Thursday, 8 September, 2022