The initiative is also designed to counter trends towards secularism and the separation of politics from community life.

Churches and faith groups across the UK are being encouraged to invite their MPs, MEPs, local councillors, mayors and police commissioners to attend their Sunday services on that day. Attendees will be invited to pray for the Queen as well as local and national government staff.

Secretary of state for communities and local government, Eric Pickles, described the community event as a ‘noble idea’. He said: ‘I would encourage all faith communities to get involved to make Society Sunday a huge success.’

Premier’s CEO, Peter Kerridge, said: ‘In an age of diversity, we hope that thousands of churches and elected representatives will engage with this special Sunday and use it as a force for bringing together communities with a common aim and purpose.’

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