The Parish of Sandal Magna
St. Helen's and St. Paul's Church
Serving Sandal, Walton and Portobello
in Wakefield UK
© Sandal Magna PCC 2011
A Jubilee Message From the Presidents of Churches Together in England
We join the nation in its rejoicing at Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond
Jubilee. As we celebrate, we give thanks to God that her personal
commitment to her role as monarch, and her service to the people of
the United Kingdom, are grounded in a deep faith in Jesus Christ which
is an inspiration to countless citizens of nation and Commonwealth.
Her understanding of the wholeness and harmony of the nation is a
crucial factor in strengthening our commitment to one another.
There can be no better way for the Christian Churches to celebrate the
Jubilee than to take the opportunity to dedicate themselves anew to
the service of God, and to seek the common good through love for
their neighbours near and far.
We acknowledge gratefully Her Majesty's faith and her dedication to
service, and assure her of the prayers and good wishes of her fellow
Christians for the years of her reign yet to come. We pray that all may be inspired by Her Majesty's service: that together we may create a nation where all know they have the dignity and value of the children of God.
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Most Revd Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster The Revd Michael Heaney, Moderator of the Free Churches Group The Rt Revd Jana Jeruma-Grinberga of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain.
HE Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain