As reported in the Guardian:
Speaking at Church House, central London, she told members of General Synod that believers and atheists were equally able to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of the country.
The Queen, who is supreme governor of the Church of England, said: "In our more diverse and secular society, the place of religion has come to be a matter of lively discussion. It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue and that the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation depend on the contribution of individuals and groups of all faiths and none."
Well said, Queen Elizabeth.
She was speaking to members of the General Synod (the deliberative and legislative body of the Church of England) last week in London. The synod consists of the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity.
Approximately 40% of Britons do not believe in the existence of a ‘God’, and only 15% of the UK population actually attends church more than once per month.