Information & FAQs

Why has the book been produced?

This is an opportunity to say thank you to God for a faithful life well lived, and thank you to the Queen for her unstinting service. The Queen is one of the world’s best known and longest serving leaders, who has always referred to and relied on her faith.  We are encouraging churches and individuals to use this celebration to bring communities together and to talk about the Christian faith and what it means to serve Jesus.

Where does the money go for this book?

The book costs £1. The Queen has written the foreword to this book on the basis that this is not a profit-making, commercial product to be bought and sold, but a gift to give. As you’ll see when you receive the book, it is amazing value for such a high quality premium book. The cost of fulfilment (warehousing, websites, customer service, everything it takes to get the book into your hands) works out as only 8p per copy, which is only to cover CPO's costs. Please note that postage for this product is based on weight.

Why is the single copy so expensive in comparison?

As the book is designed to be a gift from churches to people in their communities we do understand that some people may wish to see a copy before placing large orders. Single sample copies are available for you to preview the book before buying in bulk. The book is deliberately priced to encourage and enable it to be bought and given away.

Are trade copies or discounts available?

The Queen supplied the foreword for this book on the understanding that this is not a commercial venture. The book is not to be bought and sold, but is a gift to give and it has been priced accordingly. CPO therefore does not have the opportunity to supply this to trade partners. If you have questions about this please contact HOPE directly by email

When will my books arrive?

Normally books will be despatched within 5 working days. For parcels please ensure there will be someone to receive and sign for your order. It is not possible to send to a PO Box. If you have any questions about delivery please call CPO on 01903 263354 or email

Please note that bulk orders (360 or more copies) will be sent on a pallet and therefore will need to be signed for. You will be notified by e-mail when your order is ready to be despatched

Overseas Orders

If you wish to place an order from outside of the United Kingdom for over 50 copies, please call us on +44 1903 263354 or e-mail us in order that we can confirm the postage costs

         How do I find out more about this project? Who do I contact for media enquiries?

For interviews contact Rachel Rounds (07545 924983) at Bible Society, Beth Gaukroger at LICC (0207 399 9561) or Catherine Butcher at HOPE (07850 083414).

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