Please accept my warm best wishes to you and your family as you celebrate Easter.
In churches all over Britain people will gather in fellowship to celebrate the hope they have found in the story of the resurrection. Many will be inspired by it to give service to others and I recognise local churches and faith-based organisations for all the work that you do in helping the young and old, the homeless, the ill and the bereaved, those in debt or poverty and most of all those who otherwise would shoulder heavy burdens in isolation and despair.
This contribution to our country is immeasurable and we should be all be grateful for this selfless commitment to helping those in need.
I hope you enjoy a happy and peaceful Easter.