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Reading of proclamation

Proclamation Day is the day when the new sovereign is proclaimed. This took place firstly in London at 11am on Saturday 10 September, before heralds took the proclamation to be read in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff on Sunday 11 September.

In Cheshire, the proclamation was read at Chester Town Hall by the High Sheriff at 1pm on Sunday 11 September.

The borough's towns proclamations took place at 3pm on Sunday 11 September at the following locations:

  • Ellesmere Port - outside the Civic Hall
  • Neston - outside the Town Hall
  • Northwich - outside Northwich Information Centre
  • Winsford - outside Wyvern House


Watch the proclamation and service from Chester Town Hall on Sunday 11 September.


Flags at our Council buildings are currently at half-mast and will remain so for the rest of the mourning period. 

All flags at Council buildings will return to full mast at 8am on Tuesday 20 September.

Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving, in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, Lord Mayor of Chester and Mayors in Cheshire will be held in Chester Cathedral on Sunday 18 September 2022 at 3pm.  

You can watch the service live on Chester Cathedral's YouTube channel:

Watch: Chester Cathedral service