Announcement on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Fourteen church leaders who make up the Scottish Church Leaders’ Forum have issued a statement on the death of Her Majesty the Queen.
The signatories, who include Bishop Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church (Scotland), said:
“We join with the Nation in offering our thanks to God for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and for her faithful service as Sovereign throughout these last 70 years.
“We give thanks for her evident Christian faith and recall that in her first Christmas broadcast as Queen in 1952 she asked us to pray for her ‘that God may give me wisdom and strength to carry out the solemn promises that I shall be making, and that I may faithfully serve Him and you, all the days of my life.’
“In her faithful service of God and of the Nation she has surely fulfilled the promises that she made.
“We join with people of good faith everywhere in offering our prayers for His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family at this time.”
This announcement was carried on our home page during the period of national mourning.