Anglican Catholic Church

Our Gracious Queen

Last month the Bishop wrote to the Queen on behalf of the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese, and indeed of the wider Original Province, offering her congratulations on the occasion of the celebration of her 90th birthday and assuring her of our prayers. In due course he received a gracious acknowledgement and response from Her Majesty via Mr Edward Young, her Deputy Private Secretary.

Heavenly Father, who hast brought our gracious sovereign Queen Elizabeth to the completion of her ninetieth year, and dost gather her people in celebration of the same: grant that we, rejoicing before thee with thankful hearts, may ever be united in love and service to one another, and her kingdom flourish in prosperity and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(This Collect, formulated by the Chirch of England, was formally approved by the Queen for use in services marking her 90th birthday