Today we remember particularly, along with the nation, the soul of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. You may like to pray this prayer: ‘Almighty God, you are the author and sustainer of all human life; grant that your servant, Elizabeth our Queen, whom you granted a long and happy reign as Monarch of these lands may be forgiven her sins and rewarded with that eternal life promised to all those born again in the water of baptism and power of your Spirit. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant to her O Lord, and let Perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Today is the Optional Memoria of St Theodore of Canterbury. He is mentioned in several places by St Bede the Venerable, in his Ecclesiastical History. May he, who laboured so earnestly for the faith in our land, pray for us in the challenges of our own time, and may God bless you this day.