Today, Wednesday 9th September 2015, HM The Queen becomes the longest reigning Monarch in British history. The Bishop has written to Her Majesty on behalf of the clergy and laity of the Anglican Catholic Church – Diocese of the United Kingdom, congratulating her on this milestone in her life and service to the nation and to the Commonwealth.

O Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth; and so replenish her with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that she may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: endue her plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant her in health and wealth long to live; strengthen her that she may vanquish and overcome all her enemies; and finally, after this life, she may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.