Screening the funeral


The BBC has released guidance for any showing of the funeral in community spaces. As long as you are a UK resident and stick to the BBC rules explained on this page, you can screen the BBC live ceremonial events coverage. This can be on a TV, screen, or using a projection system.

You don’t need a TV licence to watch the coverage of the funeral and other live ceremonial events during the national period of mourning up to and including Wednesday 21 September 2022. The BBC recognises the constitutional nature of these events and has decided to offer a dispensation of the TV licence to watch them.

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It has also been confirmed by the CCLI that you do not need a PRS licence to screen the funeral. 

More information on the funeral service can be found on the Westminster Abbey website, and you can download a copy of the order of service here.

Screening at Peterborough Cathedral

The BBC’s coverage of the State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be screened live on a large screen in the nave of Peterborough Cathedral on Monday 19th September 2022.

The screening, which is provided in collaboration with Peterborough City Council, will begin from 10.00am, prior to the funeral itself which starts at 11.00am.

Both before and after the screened service, tea and coffee will be available in the Cathedral free of charge. It is expected that the screening will finish by around 1.00pm.

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to come along, ideally in time for the 11.00am service but the doors will remain open for people to arrive whenever they can. There is no entry charge and no need to book a ticket (donations are invited).

Screenings at Churches in the Diocese

The following churches will be screening the funeral. 

St James Church, Northampton. Doors open at 10am.

St Stephens Church, Carlby. Doors open at 10.30am.

St Andrew, Broughton. Doors open at 10am.