Holy Smoke

The Queen’s powerful Christian faith

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In This Episode

In this week’s Holy Smoke I offer some thoughts on the impressive and distinctive Christian faith of the Queen – impressive because it’s so refreshingly direct compared to that of many of her politics-obsessed bishops, and distinctive because Elizabeth II is one of a dwindling band of Low Church but not Evangelical Anglicans whose favourite Sunday service is old-fashioned Matins. Questions of churchmanship aside, however, there is no doubting the intensity of her convictions, about which she has spoken with increasing candour and confidence in recent years. Will she turn out to be the United Kingdom’s last robustly Christian monarch?

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