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Friday, September 16, 2022


(The late Queen Elizabeth II)

There are various events and symbolic gestures in and around Durban over the next few days to honour the passing of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, ahead of her funeral on Monday.

St John Memory Table

The Order of St John, Durban, has created a memory table in the foyer of their building in the CBD to honour the Queen.

“Her Majesty was the Sovereign Head of the most Venerable Order of St John for more than 70 years. Her guidance and support shaped St John into a modern global healthcare organisation which is deeply rooted in our history as an order of the Crown” wrote Prof Mark Compton, Lord Prior, St John. “May Her Majesty rest in peace, and rise in glory. God Save the King.”

The Order of St John is one of the oldest Non-Profit Organisations in the world. St John promotes physical, mental and spiritual in more than 40 countries, and has been active in South Africa for the past 130 years. St John South Africa offers first aid skills training, eye care, ambulance services, medical supplies and facilitates community initiatives. They have a training centre and eye care clinic in central Durban, and an eye care clinic in Pietermaritzburg.

For more information contact 031 305 6588


Prayer Service

The Sunday September 18, 09h00 service, will be in honour of her majesty at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church, 603 Umbilo Road. There will be a guest trumpet player, Russell Scott and piper, Pipe Major Ken Mustard, performing musical tributes as part of the service, the homily will be given by Rev Dane Elsworth. A tribute will be given by David Warmback, Honorary British Consul, KZN.

For more information contact 031 205 3710


Musical Tribute

Pianist Christopher Duigan is presenting a solo concert in St Agnes Church in Kloof on Sunday afternoon, September 18 at 15h00. He will be playing Elgar's Nimrod from Enigma Variations as a gesture of respect to the passing of the Queen in Sunday’s concert.

Booking: (email) or 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)


Watch the Funeral on the Big Screen

The entire funeral will be screened on the big screen at Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo on Monday September 19 from 09h00. Venue opens at 08h30. Food and coffee will be on sale, with bacon and egg rolls for breakfast, and the bar will be open. The Rhumbelow is at 42 Cunningham Rd, Umbilo.

For more info, visit the Rhumbelow FB page / 082 499 8636.