It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of our monarch, Queen Elizabeth II after an extraordinarily long reign of 70 years in which she has exemplified the virtues of service, compassion and diplomatic leadership.
Her death comes at a particularly difficult time for our nation and the world, and her reassuring presence and stable commitment to live her life to the highest of standards has been a moral and spiritual anchor in both good and bad times. We salute her leadership on the world stage as head of the Commonwealth group of nations.
As an Anglican Foundation, we at the William Temple Foundation particularly pay tribute to her life of faith, prayer, service and leadership of the Church of England in her role as its Supreme Governor. In this role, she epitomised the qualities of tolerance and selfless service for the good of all that we aspire to represent as an English nation within the United Kingdom and the wider world.
The William Temple Foundations offer our thoughts and prayers for her peace and repose, the peace and wellbeing of her family, and our society at this sad and uncertain time.