Statements from the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark and the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark On the death of Her Majesty The Queen
Bishop Christopher said, “It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen who has been there for us all for longer than most of us have lived. Our beloved Queen will be remembered for her devotion to her peoples, to this nation and to the Commonwealth of Nations and there will be opportunities in the coming days and weeks for us all to express our heartfelt thanks for her life and example.
Her Christian faith and witness has been an inspiration to us all. May she rest in Peace. We pray for His Majesty The King on his accession to the throne. Thanks be to God. God save the King.”
The Very Revd Andrew Nunn said, “It is with huge sorrow that we received the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her long reign and careful and loving leadership of our nations within this United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth has helped to create the people that we are. Our prayers, and the prayers of the community at Southwark Cathedral, are with His Majesty The King and the other members of the Royal Family and around the world all who will grieve her loss.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrations, so fresh in our memories, were an opportunity to show The Queen just how much we loved and respected her and how thankful we are for her 70 years on the throne as our gracious Sovereign Lady.
We are consoled that she died full of faith in her Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Not only has she been a great monarch but an outstanding Christian, who has testified in word and deed to the one she served. May she receive her reward and rest in peace and rise in glory.”