Prayers at the time of the mourning for Queen Elizabeth II and the Accession of King Charles III
A collect to end intercessions:
Almighty and eternal God, you uphold and govern all things both in heaven and on earth, and kings and queens reign by your grace alone.
We thank you for the life of your faithful servant, our late sovereign lady Elizabeth; may she rest in peace and rise in glory.
We hold before you your servant Charles, our King. Give him the guidance of your Spirit, that under him this nation may be wisely and justly governed, and your Church proclaim your Gospel in peace: through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.
Planting a Communion Forest tree
There are two forms of prayers to accompany the planting of a tree as part of a service. The first is a spoken liturgy, and the second is a hymn during which the tree can be planted, followed by a prayer.
If no clergy cover is available at short notice, this provides guidance for adapting the Sunday morning service quickly: