That vision of the Anglican Church as an inclusive institution, open to everyone and the priest’s cure of souls extending to everyone in his or her parish, no matter what their faith or lack of it, is increasingly under threat in Britain. This is partly through pastoral reorganisation and partly the rise of a gathered model of church in evangelicalism, reluctant to take funerals for all who come. The Queen’s shaping by the rhythm of scripture and Anglican liturgy is undervalued by many in the Church today, yet it is sustaining. A faith needs deep rooted sustenance by scripture and tradition to have the staying power of Elizabeth II.”

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May Flights of Angels Sing Thee to thy Rest

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Philip Goodband MW · 28 September 2022 at 7:46 pm

Our late queen undeniably set a high standard and, in the unequivocal statements she made referring to her christian beliefs gave us all reassurance and a sense that at the highest level our faith too is recognised.

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