DEAN OF JERSEY

VERY REVEREND MICHAEL R KEIRLE

 

Following the public announcement of the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th of September 2022 the Church of England in Jersey joins the Bailiff, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the States, the people of Jersey and millions of others in the Commonwealth and around the globe, in conveying our deep sorrow to the Royal Family for the loss of our beloved Queen.

Many in the Island will remember with great warmth, the six visits Her Majesty paid to the Island of Jersey, the most recent being in 2005 for the 60th anniversary Liberation Celebrations.  As Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith, Her Majesty was a committed Christian and had a lively and deep-seated faith in God and understood that it provided not only a system of belief for many but also a sense of belonging and identity, as well as a spur for social action.  She often spoke about her faith in God in her speeches and broadcasts. 

Her Majesty set an extraordinary example of public service throughout her life, as well as the challenge to make consistency and constancy the key qualities of her reign, a monarch who was steadfast and dependable in a fast-changing world and who brought a sense of continuity and stability to our society.

Her Majesty will be remembered with great affection by the faith communities of Jersey and we join with others in expressing our thankfulness to God for her life and service to our Island, our Nation and the Commonwealth.

God save the King.

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