Andy Flannagan, the Executive Director of Christians in Politics has written new words to the song "Here is love vast as the ocean' in celebration of the life of Queen Elizabeth II. As Andy says:
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24) Like all of us, the Queen wasn't perfect, but the seed of her faith was incredibly potent. Please pray with me that from this sowing, there is huge fruit.
The song has been recorded by Katherine Jenkins and was performed as part of Songs of Praise on Sunday 11th September.
Click on the link below to hear the song.
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II. We all knew this day was coming but the shock and sadness are deep and very real.
Hours after Andy Flannagan led parliamentarians in singing about integrity, truth and justice, a spate of government ministerial resignations took place, with Sajid Javid referencing the prayer breakfast in his speech. As Boris Johnson confirms he will stand down this autumn, Sam Hailes speaks to Flannagan, who also heads Christians in Politics, to ask what we should make of claims that a prayer meeting led to the highest number of ministerial resignations in history.
Click HERE to read our latest newsletter. As it's in a pdf format some of the links are unreliable so I've added them below.
- Our plans for Autumn Conference 2022
- Urgent funding request
- Open, Tolerant, United? Tolerance and the challenge culture.
- Romans 13 v 1. Is our current government worthy of respect?
- Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
- Update on our complaint regarding motion F4 at Autumn Conference 2021
This weekend, we celebrate 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth 2. My parents married in the same month as the coronation but I’ve no idea if I am named after the Queen or not. Both of my parents are long gone, but Queen Elizabeth remains, still working at the age of 96. My personal favourite story about the Queen is that of two tourists who allegedly met a headscarf wearing elderly lady and a policeman while out walking near Balmoral. “Have you ever met the Queen?” they asked the old lady. “No” she told them. Pointing to the policeman she added “But he has”. I’ve no idea if this story is true, but it displays the honesty and humour I believe she embodies.