The Servant Queen and the King she serves

Last week Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. Few would argue that our Queen is a remarkable person who has lived out her very public life with immense calm, diligence, good humour and dignity. Central to the Queen’s outlook on life is her Christian faith. As members of the Church of England, we recognise the Queen plays a particular role of spiritual leadership in the established church and we seek to pray for her and her government regularly in public worship. Recently, the Bible Society alongside the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC) published a short, free book to coincide with the Queen’s birthday which explores her faith in God, life of prayer and service and desire to follow Jesus. The book, entitled ‘The Servant Queen and the King she serves’, draws on the Queen’s own public statements, Christmas speeches and various interviews to give us insight into her very real Christian faith. Her Majesty has written a short forward to the book in which she notes: ‘In my first Christmas broadcast in 1952, I asked the people of the Commonwealth and Empire to pray for me as I prepared to dedicate myself to their service at my Coronation. I have been – and remain – very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for His steadfast love. I have indeed seen His faithfulness.’ The Servant Queen and the King she serves is a full colour photograph book available for free (with free p&p!) and can be ordered online from this link:

biblesociety.org.uk/landing/servantqueen