Monthly Archives: September 2022

Moment of Reflection, 18 September 8 pm

Avon Dassett

A Moment of Reflection on the Eve of the Funeral of

Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday 18 September at 8 pm

The parish council are leading the  community moment of reflection.

By 19.55 members of the community will gather at the War Memorial.

At 20.00 a whistle sounds

Silence will be kept

At 20.01 the whistle marks the end of the Silence


The Proclamation of The King’s Accession will be read

The vigil concludes with all present saying:

God Save The King

and the singing of the National Anthem


Death of Queen Elizabeth II – Local Arrangements

An update on arrangements following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.

Books of Condolence are available to sign in The Yew Tree (during opening hours) and the Reading Room (8am-8pm on Wednesday 14 September)

The Proclamation on the Accession of Charles III was read locally in Southam and surrounding villages.

Local church services to commemorate the life of the Queen will be held as below:

  • Tuesday 13 September at 7pm – Farnborough
  • Wednesday 14 September at 7pm – Northend
  • Thursday 15 September at 7pm – Fenny Compton
  • Sunday 18 September at 10 am – Burton Dassett

There will be a National Moment of Reflection marked by a minute’s silence on the eve of the Queen’s funeral at 8 pm on Sunday 18 September.

The funeral will be broadcast at The Yew Tree on Monday 19 September.

Parish Council Statement

The parish council have made the following statement:
It is with great sadness and with a heavy heart that we hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022.
Avon Dassett Parish Council send their condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.
The official website of the Royal Family has updated following the death of the Queen, with King Charles III listed as His Majesty The King.
A book of condolences has been opened for people to sign online.
Mourners can visit the Royal website at to leave their messages. The website states that a selection of the notes will be passed on to the Royal Family.
Local Arrangements
Books of Condolence
Avon Dassett Parish Council will have a book of condolence in the Yew Tree during opening hours from 5pm this evening.
Avon Dassett will also have a book of condolence at the Reading Room during Post Office opening hours and each Wednesday from 8am to 8pm.
Residents who are unable to visit these locations or who or would prefer can send a word document to our clerk at:
and these will be printed and inserted into the book of condolence.
Flowers or Wreaths
Anyone wishing to lay a wreath or flowers can do so at the village war memorial.
We do ask that cellophane is removed.
All flowers and wreaths will be removed after the funeral as per protocol.
Jo Jarman
Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Avon Dassett Parish Council

Village Coffee Morning 7 September 2022

Village Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

This month’s village coffee morning TOMORROW will be supporting Macmillan Coffee Morning, so as well as the usual donation pot, there will be a raffle and a  Bring & Buy.

All being well, we should also get the Warwickshire Firemen here to talk about fire safety in the home, including smoke alarms, and they will be able to arrange to call in homes to inspect old/ refit new ones – for free.

Wednesday 7th September – 11am to 12:30pm – The Reading Room – Free entry – Everyone welcome