With The Queen unable to attend the Opening session of the 11th General Synod of the Church of England as she had intended today, she has sent the following message that was read to the gathering by His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex.
After reading this message it is clear to me that Her Majesty must be thinking a lot about Prince Philip as well as how many things she has seen and how much has changed during her historic reign. I am sure that her recent health issues have also brought the passage of time to the forefront of her mind.
I find some comfort in this message though, and I am glad I took the time to read it in full. Her Majesty’s strong faith comes through so forcefully in this message that I can only hope that her faith is bringing her strength and comfort at this time.