Diocese of Chichester

Bishop of Chichester Statement following the news of the death of HM The Queen

On 8 sep 2022

In Diocese of Chichester

By communications

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, said this evening:

Thanks be to God for the life of his servant, Queen Elizabeth II.

Her death is a moment of bereavement for the whole nation, and for the Commonwealth. She will remain in our hearts and minds as an exceptional example of public duty and commitment to her high calling, carried out with unswerving faith in God. Let us come together as a nation to mark her death with dignity and pride.

Our prayers are with those who have been close to her in the service of the crown over many years, together with all the members of the Royal Family as we pray for the new Sovereign, King Charles.