Past event

Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty the Queen

The University is holding a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The service will allow the University community to gather, some time after the period of mourning, to reflect on the Queen's life of service and commitment. There will be a tribute by the Chancellor, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, a reading from the Principal, Professor Dame Sally Mapstone, a sermon by the Principal of St Mary's College, Professor Oliver Crisp, contributions by students of different faiths, music from St Salvator's Chapel Choir including the new anthem by Sir James MacMillan sung at the Queen's funeral, and other elements including poetry, prayers, hymns and bagpipe music. The service will be conducted by the Chaplain, Revd Dr Donald MacEwan. All are welcome, students, staff, alumni, townspeople and others, regardless of faith or philosophy of life. The service will also be livestreamed – see the ‘Livestreamed services' section on our Worship webpage. There will be an academic procession: those who wish to be part of the procession should gather in the Hebdomadar's Room by 1.45 pm. For further details, or to let us know you are taking part in the academic procession, please contact the Chaplaincy – [email protected] or 01334 462866.