St. Peter’s Cathedral to host state service for Queen Elizabeth


A state church service to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II will take place next Tuesday evening at St. Peter’s Cathedral, with 450 seats reserved for members of the public.

The service, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, will be presided over by the Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide.

Up to 600 seats – including 450 for members of the public – will be allocated, with the service also to be shown on screens outside the cathedral and streamed live online.

Registration through the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office website is required to reserve a place.

The government is also urging those wishing to attend the service outside the cathedral to register their attendance, so that the number of people expected can be assessed.

According to the government, the service will “pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen and her over 70 years of service to South Australia and the Commonwealth” following her death on Friday, aged 96.

Premier Peter Malinauskas said he expected the church service to draw a large crowd.

“As always, it’s hard to predict what those numbers will be, but I think it’s been largely confirmed now that the largest crowd in the country for the king’s proclamation was indeed here in South Australia,” he said. he declares.

“I anticipate there will be many South Australians who want to formally pay their respects to the Queen at the official state church service.

“We’re looking to allow as many members of the public as possible to follow and do this as much as possible.”

It comes after the Federal Government announced yesterday that the 2022 SA Young Australian of the Year, Dr Trudy Lin, was the only South Australian selected to attend the Queen’s State Service in London.

Lin provides oral care to people with disabilities, psychiatric disorders and complex medical conditions such as cancer. She also treats people experiencing homelessness, trauma and domestic violence.

“It’s such an honor and incredible humility to be selected to represent South Australia and Australia,” Lin said.

“But also, I hope the focus is not so much on me as an individual, but on me as a representative of all the other special needs specialists and dentists in Australia who work for the same cause. and are committed to creating more equitable access to inclusion for the most vulnerable people in our community.

Lin said she would fly to Sydney tomorrow to join the nine other invited Australian guests.

She said she would then fly Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to London.

“I received a call on Sunday afternoon from the Prime Minister’s office, and they informed me that the Prime Minister was asking me to attend Her Majesty’s funeral with him in London and that arrangements would be made pending my willingness and availability to attend,” she said.

“Took a little while to process, but (it was) incredibly humbling when I thought not just what it meant to me as an individual, but what it meant to all people whose identity resonates with something that concerns me. ”

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