The Provost has issued the following statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth.
‘As we hear the news of the death of the Queen, my prayers are with the Royal Family and all who mourn. Queen Elizabeth lived an extraordinary life of public service. She was a woman of deep faith and Christian conviction.’
‘It is our custom to pray for the monarch each week at Evensong. I join with so many others in remembering her in prayer tonight. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.’
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth will be remembered at cathedral services on Sunday.
The following prayer is used by Scottish Episcopalians when someone dies:
Go forth upon your journey from this world, dear child of God, into the hands of the Father who made you, to find life in Christ who redeemed you, to rejoice in the Spirit who renews you. May the heavenly host sustain you and the company of the redeemed enfold you; may peace be yours this day, and the heavenly city your home. Amen.