As we join with the people of our nation in mourning her loss and pray for those involved in making preparations for the funeral. We pray comfort and strength for the whole nation at this time as we join together to mourn the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and reflect on her life well lived.

During this period of sadness, St. Gluvias Church will be open daily (Monday – Saturday) between 10am and 12noon, for anyone wishing to enter to say their own private prayer, to light a candle or to sit and reflect on recent events.


A prayer for those who mourn

Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: deal
graciously, we pray, with all who mourn, the members of the Royal
Family, this Nation and all the Nations of the Commonwealth, that
casting all our care on you, we may know the consolation of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


A prayer for the new King

Everlasting God, we pray for our new King.
Bless his reign and the life of our nation.
Help us to work together
so that truth and justice, harmony and fairness
flourish among us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


A Prayer in Thanksgiving for Her Majesty The Queen

He shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. (Micah 5.4)

Majestic God,
whose throne is in heaven,
whose footstool is the earth;
we thank you for your servant, Elizabeth,
your faithful servant,
our beloved Queen.
As we mourn her passing
we give thanks for her witness
of devoted service,
unfailing wisdom,
compassionate generosity,
and faithful dedication
and pray that we may embrace her values
and build your kingdom
today and always.


The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen said in a statement:

“I am greatly saddened to hear the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. She was born to a unique vocation, and it was one she took on with utmost seriousness.

“Her long reign spanned some fundamental shifts within our society – among them seismic changes to the way we, as a society, view both the monarchy and religion.

“And yet throughout that time she bridged different worlds and epochs in a remarkable manner and in way that provided a rare thread of stability and consistency. That speaks volumes about the faith which was the sure foundation of her life. She was not merely a titular figurehead in her role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, but someone with a strong, firm, foundational and personal faith.

“As Queen, she was the very embodiment of the virtue of duty: a sense of duty founded firmly on her faith. Her commitment, stamina and wisdom were rare, unquestionable and deeply admirable. She has shaped all our lives in incalculable ways.

“We mourn her passing, and give our God great thanks for her.”


If you wish to sign a book of condolence, you may do so by clicking the following link to the Church of England website