Archbishop of Canterbury Rt Revd Justin Welby has issued a statement following the death of Baroness Thatcher
“It was with sadness that I heard the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher and my prayers are with her son and daughter, her grandchildren, family and friends.
"It is right that today we give thanks for a life devoted to public service, acknowledging also the faith that inspired and sustained her.”
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