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Churches Together in England statement at the death of Her Majesty the Queen

It is with deep sadness that Churches Together in England receives the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II at home in Balmoral. Churches Together in England unites 52 Church denominations in England including Anglican, Catholic, Free Church, Pentecostal, Charismatic and Orthodox traditions. Our Member Churches unite in offering deepest condolences and prayers for HRH the Prince of Wales and the whole Royal Family at this time.

HM Queen Elizabeth has reigned happy and glorious for over 70 years. As monarch she has often spoken about her Christian faith and how it has strengthened her and been a guide and source of hope during her entire reign. During her reign she has invited fifteen Prime Ministers to form governments in the United Kingdom. She has seen the highs and the lows of the nation’s history over these past decades. She has been a steadfast presence in the midst of the changing sands of time. Churches Together in England’s Member Churches are grateful for her reign and the value she has placed on the role of all of the Churches in the fabric of our nation and the nations of the Commonwealth.

We join with the people of our nation in mourning her loss and pray for those involved in making preparations for the funeral. We pray comfort and strength for the whole nation at this time as we join together to mourn the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and reflect on her life well lived.

Statement from Moderator on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

“On behalf of the membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) I wish to express our deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and convey our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this time of immense loss.

As we mourn her passing, we give thanks for an extraordinary legacy. Throughout the decades of her reign Queen Elizabeth provided exemplary leadership inspired by her Christian faith and her unfailing sense of duty.

As CTBI we wish to acknowledge in particular her personal commitment and contribution to peace and to the healing of relationships, which has inspired people across these islands and beyond to continue and deepen the work of reconciliation and building a better future for all.”

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