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Queen Elizabeth for Scripture Union’s anniversary

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Christian charity, Scripture Union (SU) is set to celebrate 150 years of existence across the globe since December 1867.

The Queen of England, Elizabeth II will attend a special thanksgiving church service on Wednesday in honor of the charity anniversary.

The 91-year-old will attend the service at St Mary’s Church in Islington, north London together with Scripture Union supporters, volunteers and others connected to the charity’s work.

Sources report that the 150th anniversary service will feature popular classical singer Katherine Jenkins, the Bishop of Durham will preach, and the entire event will be recorded by BBC’s Songs of Praise for future transmission.

A new Scripture Union Jubilee hymn titled ‘God of Unchanging Grace”, composed by Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith, will be premiered and guests will enjoy an engaging hour of song, drama and presentations highlighting the work of SU.

Active in 120 countries around the world including Uganda, SU aims to help children and young people from all backgrounds to explore the Bible with a range of activities and initiatives.

“We are thrilled that Her Majesty The Queen has chosen to join us as we celebrate 150 years of sharing the good news and love of Jesus Christ with the children and young people of this nation,” Hastie-Smith, National Director of Scripture Union told local press in London.

In Uganda, SU is currently hosting its camp and conference season expected to end 6th January, 2018 at Vurra-Vurra SS Arua District.

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