A memorial service to remember the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II will take place in Croydon on Sunday evening.

Locals are invited to attend the service at Croydon Minster on Sunday night before Her Majesty’s state funeral the following day.

The service will start at 6pm at the Minster in Church Street.

Public tickets are available to book for free through Eventbrite.

Those attending are asked to be seated by 5.45pm and the service, led by The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew Bishop, is expected to run for approximately an hour.

As part of the service, community representatives will light candles to mark Her Majesty’s passing and Civic Mayor, Councillor Alisa Flemming, will also deliver a reading.

Floral tributes can be laid at the Minster which will be moved to the main Town Hall tribute site by the flagpole in the days following the service.

This weekend will be the last chance for locals to sign a book of condolences to The Queen.

It will be open in Braithwaite Hall in Croydon Clocktower from 9am until 6pm.

Councillor Alisa Flemming, Croydon’s civic mayor, said: “Her Majesty the Queen touched the hearts and lives of millions of people across the world, including here in Croydon where I know our residents will share my own sadness at her passing.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her children, the Royal Family and everyone affected by her loss.

“She will be deeply missed by so many people.

"Many of us remember her visits to Croydon throughout the years, from the opening of Croydon College in 1960 and The Queen’s Gardens in 1983, to her last visit to Addington Palace and The BRIT School during her Golden Jubilee Tour in 2002.”

On September 8, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Royal Family said she “died peacefully” at Balmoral that afternoon.

Her funeral will take place on Monday, September 19.

The Queen’s funeral cortege, carried by The State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, drawn by 142 sailors, will carry her coffin from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, arriving at 11am.