A Life of Legacy

Queen Elizabeth II Church Army Patron

As the country continues to mourn the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we join our prayers with the rest of the church and nations in giving thanks for her life and witness. We give thanks for her Patronage of Church Army throughout her reign and the interest and support given to us by members of the Royal Family. We pray for the Royal Family, that they have the time and space to grieve away from the public eye.

For most of her reign, Church Army UK & Ireland has been honoured by the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Church Army joins with millions of people around the world in deep sadness at her Majesty’s passing. In a long and distinguished reign much has been demanded of her. It has been a reign marked by an unshakeable sense of the responsibility of her position, and graced by consistent service to others, and humble obedience to the faith that has guided her steps.

Church Army, which has for so long benefited from her Majesty’s patronage, has partner organisations across the Commonwealth and beyond. We are organisations of service and faith that have drawn inspiration from the Queen’s example.

Together with this extended family we express our deep condolences to the Royal Family, and our gratitude for the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II.


The Church of England has published a range of resources to help churches and ministers through this time and you can access them here.

The Episcopal Scottish Church have shared Prayers to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth, available here.

The Church in Wales have issued a moving tribute, available here.


Making a donation to one of Her Majesty’s many charities and patronages may be considered a fitting way of paying tribute to Her extraordinary legacy. Click here to read further information on how you can donate and a list of Her Majesty’s charities and patronages including Church Army.

If you would like to donate to Church Army as a tribute to HM The Queen, please click here.