St Peter’s offers our condolences to the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, our prayers for all who mourn her loss, and especially for His Majesty, King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort.
Queen Elizabeth was an example to the nation of service and duty, dignity and faith. We thank God for all that she contributed to the life of this country, the Commonwealth, and the World.
The Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church have written the following prayer;
Prayer following the death of Queen Elizabeth on 8th September, 2022
Almighty and eternal God, you uphold and govern all things both in heaven and on earth, and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign. We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us through our late sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth, whom you have called from this life (in recent days). We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace, for the care and devotion with which she served her people, for the example of her gracious life. We pray that you would fill our hearts with gratitude for all these good things, and give us grace that we may use the memory of them as a perpetual call to live according to your will, for the good of all the world, and the glory of your great name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the accession of King Charles
O God, you govern your people by your creative love: we hold before you your servant Charles, our King, praying that, guided by your Spirit, under him this nation may be wisely and justly governed, and your Church proclaim your Gospel in peace; may he be dedicated to you in heart, and mind, and soul, persevering in good works to the end, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The Primus has issued a statement of condolence following the sad death today of Her Majesty The Queen. The statement can be read on the Scottish Episcopal Church website at this link: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/primus-pays-tribute-to-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-behalf-of-the-scottish-episcopal-church/