The Death of HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said, “It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. This is a huge loss to the nation and one which we will all feel deeply for a long time to come. We give thanks for Prince Philip, his unwavering love and support of the Queen, and for the good he has championed and enabled within our country and beyond over so many years.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family as we pray for them to know God’s comfort and everlasting love in the days and weeks ahead. May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ sustain us all.
“While not all of our churches are able to be open at the moment, everyone across our communities are invited to join our online worship.”
Please check this post for details which will appear shortly
St. Mary’s Church Bells
As a sign of respect, these will be rung at 12.00noon on Saturday 10 April
Books of Condolence
Links can be found below
The Town of Newent – click here
The Church of England – click here
Buckingham Palace – click here
These can be laid in St. Mary’s Churchyard in the area marked with tape around the War Memorial
At Christ Church these can be placed on the grass to the left of the church porch
At St. Peter’s these can be placed on the grass by the front wall of the churchyard
A Prayer on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Phillip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.