A memorial service honouring the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will be held at Toowoomba’s St Luke’s Anglican Church from 9.30am on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said residents were welcome to attend the public service that coincides with Australia’s national day of mourning for the late monarch.

Mayor Antonio said the thanksgiving service would be livestreamed.

“Toowoomba Regional Council was pleased to work with St Luke’s Anglican Church, led by St Luke’s Rector, the Reverend Canon Paul Mitchell, to arrange an appropriate service where residents can pay their respects to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II,” Mayor Antonio said.

“As our Constitutional head of state, the service is a fitting way to recognise the late Queen’s extraordinary service, which spanned more than 70 years. By any measure, this is a fine achievement.

“Aside from the longevity of her service, it was the Queen’s unwavering devotion to duty and her many personal attributes that endeared her to so many people across the spectrum of society that have been fondly recalled in the wake of her death.

“Toowoomba residents of a certain age will recall when the Queen and her husband Philip, who was then the Duke of Edinburgh, visited the city during their 1954 tour to Australia.

“I remember my mother bringing me to Toowoomba to join the crowds eager to catch a glimpse of the royal party.

“The remarkable scenes surrounding the official events that have occurred across the United Kingdom over the past week, combined with the tributes from around the world, reinforce the end of a significant era in history.

“We will have our chance to play a part in the official remembrance services on September 22.”

Livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ4RG_Otidg 

Caption: St Luke’s Anglican Church, corner of Ruthven and Herries streets, Toowoomba, will hold a memorial service honouring Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, from 9.30am on Thursday, September 22, 2022.