The Society’s Council of Bishops records its deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. Her Majesty steadfastly witnessed to the Christian Faith for just over seventy years as monarch and administered the responsibilities as our nation’s head of state dutifully and without complaint in that time. We are all poorer for Her Majesty’s death and we offer our heartfelt prayers for the repose of Her Majesty’s soul and for all those who mourn across this nation, the nations of the Commonwealth and indeed all the nations of the world. We ask that God will make his presence known to the Royal Family at this time of grieving.

+ TONY WAKEFIELD The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield,

Chairman of The Society’s Council of Bishops

+ PHILIP BURNLEY The Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley
+ MARTIN CICESTR The Rt Revd Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester
+ JONATHAN FULHAM The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham
+ WILLIAM LEWES The Rt Revd Will Hazlewood, Bishop of Lewes
+ NORMAN RICHBOROUGH The Rt Revd Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough