Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II
On behalf of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, we are deeply saddened by the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II and extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to her family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.
The Reverend Sue Woolley, President of The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, has written to Buckingham Palace on our behalf. You can read her letter in full below:
Dear Sir or Madam,
The Queen’s death marks the end of an era. For more than seventy years, she was the one constant point in British life – an important symbol of stability in a rapidly changing world. Her long and unwavering commitment to her role, right to the end, and her high sense of duty as Queen was always impressive. She stood above the political fray and was respected by leaders and people the world over.
She was also widely loved. This Summer, during her Platinum Jubilee, people all around the country showed how deeply she was held in their affection. She will long be remembered. But we cannot wish her back. She is now at peace, with her beloved Philip.
And so we, the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, in common with the rest of the British people, give thanks for her life and her long years of service. We hold her family and all those who mourn her in our prayers.
We also hold our new King, Charles III, who has stepped into the role of monarch, in our prayers.
Rev. Sue Woolley
The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches