Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspects the guard of honour upon her arrival at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda November 21, 2007, at the start of her state visit to the country and ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The Commonwealth meeting starts Friday in Uganda's capital Kampala. REUTERS/Stephen Morrison/Pool (UGANDA)

On behalf of the Church of Uganda, we stand with our brothers and sisters in the UK in mourning the passing of your beloved Queen and the Head of our Commonwealth. We take hope in the words of the Bible applied to her life: She fought the good fight. She finished the race. She kept the faith. Now there is in store for her another crown – the crown of righteousness. (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba