Accession Day 2022

This year's Accession Day - on 6 February 2022 - will mark 70 years since The Queen acceeded to the throne on the death of her father King George VI. Her Majesty has gone on to reign longer than any other British Monarch in history, and to become a beloved figure around the world.

Bishop Christopher writes:

"On behalf of the Diocese of Coventry I extend our heartfelt gratitude to Her Majesty The Queen on the 70th Anniversary of Accession for seven decades of faithful service.  We assure Her Majesty of our ongoing prayers for Her health and a peaceful reign."

A prayer

ALMIGHTY God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world, and dost order them according to thy good pleasure: We yield thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as on this day, to set thy Servant our Sovereign Lady, Queen ELIZABETH, upon the Throne of this Realm.

Let thy wisdom be her guide, and let thine arm strengthen her; let truth and justice, holiness and righteousness, peace and charity, abound in her days; direct all her counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare of her subjects; give us grace to obey her cheerfully for conscience sake, and let her always possess the hearts of her people; let her reign be long and prosperous, and crown her with everlasting life in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Forms of Prayer with Thanksgiving to Almighty God upon the Anniversary of the Reigning Sovereign, The Book of Common Prayer.

First published on: 5th February 2022
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