Is anyone surprised that the Queen didn’t approve of gay marriage?

Mar 7, 2016 by

by Melanie McDonagh, Spectator: Of all the frankly riveting stuff in the Daily Mail’s serial of what it calls ‘The Unknown Queen’ — nicely timed for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday — is there anything less surprising than the revelation that the Queen was/is opposed to gay marriage? Is the head of the Church of England a Christian? Well, it seems so. ‘There is,’ say Richard Kay (a friend of the late Princess Diana) and Geoffrey Levy, ‘one area of social policy where Her Majesty holds traditional...

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Why the Queen believed gay marriage shouldn’t be allowed

Mar 7, 2016 by

By Richard Kay and Geoffrey Levy, Mailonline: The Queen did not approve of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the Daily Mail can reveal today. While in favour of civil partnerships, as a woman of deep Christian faith she took a different view on the legislation allowing same-sex couples to ‘marry’. She expressed her frustration to a friend at the height of the controversy, but admitted she was powerless to intervene, saying: ‘I can only advise and warn.’ The friend said: ‘It was the...

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The Servant Queen, and the Foreword which declares the glory of God

Feb 25, 2016 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: Her Majesty the Queen has written the Foreword to a book being published to celebrate her 90th birthday on 21st April this year. The Servant Queen – and the King she serves gives a unique insight into the Queen’s faith in and devotion to Jesus Christ. Indeed, she has written the Foreword – a quite remarkable imprimatur – which is replete with words of devotion, service and love: In the last 90 years the extent and pace of change has been truly remarkable. We have...

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Queen reveals the secret of her enduring Christian faith

Feb 21, 2016 by

by Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: It’s a rare insight into her religious beliefs – and a touching tribute to the beloved father she lost. In a new book, the Queen writes of her enduring Christian faith and shares a treasured memory of the moment George VI prayed for the nation during the Second World War. It comes in a forthcoming book from The Bible Society, published to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday later this year. Read...

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C of E unveils logo for Queen Elizabeth’s 90 birthday

Feb 12, 2016 by

From ACNS: The Church of England has unveiled the logo that it will use for its celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90 birthday, after running a design competition through church schools. Ten-year-old Lucas Salinger from Potten End C of E Primary School in Hertfordshire, part of the St Albans Diocese, drew the winning design, which was selected from more than 1,000 entries. It depicts a circular crest bordered by children holding hands. It is dissected by a cross, reminiscent of the one that...

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The Queen’s Christmas Message

Dec 25, 2015 by

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II used her Christmas address Friday to highlight the triumph of good over evil after a string of attacks in 2015, and to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She delivered her pre-recorded message at Buckingham Palace, wearing a white and silver dress and while sat at a desk with a Christmas tree in the background. “It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at...

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