Peterborough Cathedral will be screening live coverage of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The cathedral will be screening the BBC's coverage on a large screen in the cathedral's nave on Monday, September 19.

The screening, which is provided in collaboration with Peterborough City Council, will start at 10am prior to the funeral itself at 11am.

The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough, said: “We hope that the live screening will be an opportunity for people to come together and share the experience of watching Her Late Majesty’s funeral.

“I know many people have been surprised by the strength of their grief at her passing.

"Whilst some will want to be at home, for others this is a time to draw comfort from one another, to be able to chat before and afterwards, and to be in a shared sacred space.”

Tea and coffee will be available in the cathedral free of charge before and after the service.

It is expected that the screening will finish by around 1pm.

There is no entry charge and no need to book a ticket, but donations are invited.

Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “Many people will choose to watch Queen Elizabeth’s funeral at home, but we know that others will want to come into our city centre to watch it.

"And what better place than our beautiful Norman cathedral."

Cllr Fitzgerald added: “I would like to thank the cathedral for working with us to make this possible and to ensure people can come together to experience what will become a very important moment in our history.”

Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to go along, ideally in time for the 11am service.

Doors will remain open for people to arrive whenever they can; there is no entry charge and no need to book a ticket but donations are invited.

Peterborough Cathedral will also hold a vigil service on the night before Her Late Majesty’s funeral on Sunday, September 18 at 7pm.

All are welcome to attend this service of reflection will include music from the cathedral choir, prayers and readings.

The service will end with the national one minute’s silence at 8pm.