BRADFORD Council has released details of the events taking place across the district this weekend following the Queen’s death.

In line with the official protocols, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Martin Love, has written a letter of condolence to King Charles III.

Flags on council buildings and in parks across the district have been lowered to half-mast, and will be raised to full-mast this morning, for the national reading of the proclamation of the new sovereign.

They will then be lowered to half-mast again on Sunday.

At 2pm on Sunday the District Proclamation of Accession will be read in City Park by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant Helen Thomson, with the Lord Mayor of Bradford, the leader of the Council and the chief executive in attendance.

Everyone is invited to the reading of the District Proclamation, which will be followed by a multi-faith gathering for prayers and readings.

A service of meditation and prayer will also take place at Bradford Cathedral at 3.15pm on Sunday.

Books of condolence have been opened and floral tributes have been laid across the Bradford district, including at City Hall.

Books of condolence are available to sign between 10am and 8pm on Saturday and Sunday at:

  • Bradford City Hall
  • Bingley Area Office
  • Bingley Town Hall 
  • Ilkley Town Hall 
  • Keighley Town Hall  
  • Shipley Town Hall

An online book of condolence has also been opened by Bradford Council, and can be viewed and signed at

The bells of City Hall, Bradford Cathedral and churches across the district tolled for an hour yesterday from midday, and will ring again at 12pm today, to celebrate the Accession of King Charles III

The City Hall clock tower and buildings in the city centre will also be lit up in purple.