Bishop launches letter to the Queen

Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich launched the letter to the Queen at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral''Pictured: Matilda Alexander (7) signed the letter, watched on by congregation Bishop Nigel Stock
Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich launched the letter to the Queen at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral''Pictured: Matilda Alexander (7) signed the letter, watched on by congregation Bishop Nigel Stock
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A BIG thank you letter to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee has been launched by the Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury.

The Right Rev Nigel Stock unveiled the diocese’s involvement in The Big Thank You Project at a choral evensong on Sunday, featuring music played at the coronation in 1953.

The project involves thank you letters being displayed in cathedrals and churches across the country. They will be compiled into one big letter which each diocese will deliver to Buckingham Palace.

The Bishop said: “This initiative is an opportunity to say thank you for Her Majesty’s devoted service to our nation during the past 60 years.

“I know many people want to support the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and this letter gives and opportunity to do so personally. Her Majesty’s Christian faith is very clear and it is highly appropriate that the church should initiate one way of people’s gratitude being expressed.”

Bishop Nigel is also encouraging churches to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by taking part in the Big Lunch in June, with the aim of having as many people as possible having lunch with their neighbours.