As The Mission to Seafarers global community, we join in shared gratitude for the life of our Patron, Queen Elizabeth. We give thanks for her supportive association with us over so many years. We give thanks for the interest she took in seafarers, in shipping and in maritime mission and welfare. We honour that example of duty, service and compassion which has inspired and transformed so many. We give thanks for her steadfast faith and Christian witness, demonstrated in both word and deed. In giving thanks we also pray for her family and all who mourn. Comfort them in loss and support them as they prepare for the future. These thanks and prayers we offer in the name of Jesus who taught us that as you walk with us in love throughout our lives, so you wait for us in love at the end of our lives. Amen.
If you would like to leave a message in the Book of Condolence set up by up The Church of England, please click here. Alternatively, you may wish to use the Book of Condolence opened on the Royal Family website, which can be found here.