Archbishop of York pays tribute to HM Queen on her 90th birthday

Archbishop of YorkOn 21st April 2016 the House of Lords discussed a motion in the name of the Leader of the House, Baroness Stowell, that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty The Queen as follows:

“Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer Your Majesty the warmest congratulations of this House on the occasion of Your Majesty’s ninetieth Birthday;

To assure Your Majesty of our deep affection and highest regard;

And to join our prayers with those of the Nation and Commonwealth for the long continuance of Your Majesty’s health and happiness.”

The Archbishop of York, Most Revd and Rt Hon John Sentamu, gave the tribute on behalf of the Lords Spiritual:


The Archbishop of York: My Lords, on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury and all the Lords Spiritual, I wish to endorse most heartily the proposed message of congratulations to Her Majesty, by divine providence Queen, head of the Commonwealth and defender of the faith.

At her coronation, Archbishop Fisher placed on the Queen’s wrists two newly-made gold bracelets, presented by a number of the overseas realms and territories as a symbol of the Commonwealth. As he did so, he said these words:

“Receive the Bracelets of sincerity and wisdom, both for tokens of the Lord’s protection embracing you on every side; and also for symbols and pledges of that bond which unites you with your Peoples”.

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Church Commissioners – HM Queen 90th Birthday Celebrations

On 23rd February 2016 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, answered a written question from Henry Smith MP on celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of HM The Queen.


Caroline Spelman

Queen Elizabeth II: Anniversaries

Henry Smith (Crawley): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what plans the Church of England has to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

Mrs Caroline Spelman: The Church of England will mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty with a large number of events and activities at national and local levels, including a national service of celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral. Alongside these events, the Bible Society and HOPE have released a companion book titled “The Servant Queen”, with a foreword written by Her Majesty that discusses how her faith has influenced her service of this nation over the last 90 years.


(via Parliament.uk)

 

Tributes to the Queen – Bishop of Peterborough

On the 9th September 2015 the Bishop of Peterborough the Rt Revd. Donald Allister joined the other parts of the House of Lords in paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen upon the occasion of her becoming the longest-reigning monarch. Bishop Donald spoke of his personal experience of meeting the Queen and about the importance her faith has been as she goes about her public duties in the UK and the wider Commonwealth.

14.02 PeterboroughThe Lord Bishop of Peterborough: My Lords, 1952 was a good year: Her Majesty the Queen acceded to the Throne in February and I was born in August. That puts me in the majority of people in this country—although, I suggest, perhaps not in your Lordships’ House—whose whole lives have been lived in her reign. Those 63 years, coming up to 64, have seen immense change and an immense pace of change. Institutions and authority figures have become more accountable and often less trusted. The monarchy and the Royal Family have been through difficulties, but the Queen has come through as completely trusted and deeply loved. This is not because of the institution of the monarchy but because of her personal character and integrity. Continue reading “Tributes to the Queen – Bishop of Peterborough”

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