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New Christian children's book on faithfulness released for Queen's jubilee

The Church of England is sending out 500,000 books on faithfulness to primary school children, to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

'Queen CJ and the Bouncy Castle' is part of a series of books from the Cheeky Pandas - a children's cartoon series. 

Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby, and Nicky Gumbel have contributed to the series. Thy Kingdom Come, Archbishop Justin's global prayer movement, have been involved in the creation of the new short story.

Cheeky Pandas, started by Pete and Nicola James, provide faith-based TV programmes, songs and resources.

The book aims to draw attention to Her Majesty's 70 years of faithful service, and encourage children to follow her example.

Nigel Genders, the Church of England's chief education officer, said: "We are really excited to be a part of Thy Kingdom Come again this year.

"It continues to offer a fantastic opportunity for schools to engage children and young people in thinking creatively about prayer, faith and offers the opportunity to put this into practice both within school and through serving their local communities."

Pete James, the creator of the Cheeky Pandas said: "It is an honour to partner with Thy Kingdom Come and the Church of England this year to create these resources to nurture young children's faith in a fun way, in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

"The new series of online TV cartoons and the book are based on the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians. With new songs to dance along to, and activity packs to enjoy, we hope these fun resources will help children grow deeper in their faith during this year's Thy Kingdom Come."

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