Giving Thanks for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II

September 2022

The Anglican Church of St. Francis in South Tenerife gives thanks for the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II. She served her country and her people faithfully and selflessly, following in the footsteps of her Saviour, Jesus Christ. Her faith was the bedrock of her life and was her strength and guide during the difficult days of her reign.

“The Queen was a deeply loved monarch whose Christian faith has been her strength and guide.” The Rt Revd Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe


Gracious God,

We give thanks for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,

for her faith and her dedication to duty.

Bless our nation as we mourn her death

and may her example continue to inspire us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God of love,

We thank you for the life of The Queen,

for her service to our nation,

and for her faith in you.

Be close to all of us who mourn,

that we may we find comfort and hope in your love,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Everlasting God,

We pray for our new King.

Bless his reign and the life of our nation.

Help us to work together

so that truth and justice, harmony and fairness flourish among us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.