Lancashire bishops congratulate the Queen

Lancashire’s three Anglican Bishops have offered their congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen as she becomes the longest reigning Monarch in British history today.

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes – at about 17:30 BST.

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Prime Minister David Cameron will lead tributes in the House of Commons and there will be a River Thames salute.

The Queen, who is 89, will spend the day on official duties in Scotland.

The Diocesan Bishop, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson; Bishop of Lancaster, Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson and Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North commended the Queen’s dedication and service, as well as her Christian faith.