Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

1926 - 2022

Message from the Parish Council Chairman Antony Kingham

It is with great sadness that Little Waltham Parish Council announce and acknowledge the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

We would like to share our deep condolences with her family and our Parish residents.  Queen Elizabeth has guided and supported our country since 1952 and has been the solid foundation that we have honoured and respected.   We thank her for her tireless service, she will be so greatly missed.

Book of Condolence

If you wish to sign a book of condolence you may do so by visiting St Martin's Church, Little Waltham during daylight hours or Chelmsford City Council, Civic Centre, Chelmsford or by using this link to find other locations in the City area or  by logging on to sign the online book at  

Floral Tributes

Please note that there are no official site for the laying of flowers within this Parish but flowers may be laid at the official site at Bell Meadow, Chelmsford


The proclamation of the new King, Charles III is due to be broadcast on television on Saturday 10th September.  Essex County Council will issue a proclamation at County Hall at 1pm on Sunday 11th September which will be read out by the High Sheriff.  

Lying in state

If you wish to attend the lying in state of the Queen in London then you can find out more information at the link below

Information about the lying in state of the Queen

Parish Council business 

Although the day to day business of activities of the Parish Council will continue please note that in this period of mourning no Parish Council meetings will be taking place.


More information will be posted shortly regarding Memorial events within the Parish and in the local area - 

The Church of St Martin in Little Waltham will be open for prayer and reflection during daylight hours.

The Church will also be holding a service on 18th September at 11am which will include prayers for the late Queen and the new King

At 8pm on Sunday 18th September 2022 there will be a national moment of reflection comprising of a one minute silence.  The spokesman for new Prime Minister Liz Truss has stated 'Britons will be invited to come together, and to “mourn and reflect on the life and legacy” of the Queen'