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The Servant Queen and the King She Serves

The country and Commonwealth celebrated HM The Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016. People organised and participated in a wide range of events and activities from her actual birthday on 21 April through to the official birthday celebrations on 10-12 June. It was an amazing opportunity for churches to bring communities together to say thank you: to God for a faithful life well lived, and to The Queen for her unstinting service.

The Servant Queen and the King She Serves uses the Queen’s own words to draw out the central role of her Christian faith and the Bible. This stunning book published by Bible Society, HOPE and LICC is designed to be a gift from you and your church to people in your workplace, network and community. It’s a conversation starter.

Here are some ways the book was and still can be used:


  1. Know someone who likes all things royal? Ask them why and give them The Servant Queen book.
  2. Hold a Queen’s birthday tea party and give a copy to neighbours or work colleagues.
  3. Follow up the gift with ‘What did you think?’


  1. Celebrate with your community by holding a Thanksgiving service and street party on 12 June – and give guests a copy of the book.
  2. Give every church member two copies – one to read and one to give away.
  3. Give a copy to members of groups that use your church building.
  4. Give copies to members of uniformed organisations using church premises.

Community groups

  1. Give a copy to your Mayor, local councillors and business leaders.
  2. Visit residential care homes in your area with gift copies of the book.
  3. Run a Royal Quiz Night in your local pub and give guests a copy.

And that’s just 10 ideas for starters!

Order your copy

Copies are available from Christian Publishing & Outreach (CPO) for a small charge.

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