It is with deep sadness and sorrow that Oxenhope joins the country in mourning following the announcement from Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.

On behalf of Oxenhope Village Council and the Parish of Oxenhope, we send our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this most solemn time.

Her majesty’s death is an enormous loss, following a lifetime of dedicated service to the country and commonwealth. As a Council and as a community we will pause at this time to mark the passing of Her Majesty, with gratitude for her extraordinary life and reign, which will be remembered with deep affection by us all.

A book of condolence has been opened at St Mary’s Church for the public to give their own tributes to the Queen. St Mary’s will be open every day from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm for signing the book of condolence and for quiet prayer.

Along with the book of condolence in Oxenhope, an online book of condolence is also available on the website.

The Lord Lieutenant for West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson CBE, has reflected on the Queen’s reign of constancy and change on the West Yorkshire Lieutenancy website.

Councillor Ken Eastwood

Oxenhope Village Council Chair