‘God sent His only Son “to serve, not to be served.” He restored love and service to the centre of our lives in the person of Jesus Christ’. Queen Elizabeth 2012.
‘God sent into the world a unique person – neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are) – but a Saviour, with the power to forgive. Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love.’ Queen Elizabeth 2011.
‘For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life. God sent His only Son “to serve, not to be served”. I, like so many of you, have drawn great comfort in difficult times from Christ’s words and example.’ Queen Elizabeth 2000.
On 9 September, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in British history – having been on the throne for 63 years and seven months. Over that period, there have been12 British Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill to David Cameron and 12 American Presidents, stretching back to Harry S Truman.