Law and religion round-up – 11th September

The death of HM Queen Elizabeth II 

For us, as for our readers, the week has been totally overshadowed by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We join with faith and secular bodies worldwide in expressing thanks for her life of service and witness. May she rest in peace.

The Cabinet Office published Guidance for the public and businesses on the period of National Mourning and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has issued National Mourning period: guidance for faith and belief groups and places of worship. Various denominations published prayers and liturgical resources to commemorate Her Majesty:

Oath of allegiance on the demise of the Crown

We have been asked why MPs and Peers are swearing oaths to the new Monarch and this is covered in a separate post, here. Continue reading