HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

 God of our lives,                                                                                
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
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. Amen.


We join with the rest of the country in sharing our condolences following the death of Prince Philip.

    An online book of condolence is available on the Church of England website here.

Bishop Guli said:  "I am very sorry to learn about the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We pray for Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the Commonwealth and the Nation and we give thanks for The Duke of Edinburgh's extraordinary life of duty and dedication."

Bishop Peter said:  "The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Diocese of Chelmsford are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, our nation and commonwealth.   At this time of great sadness, we remember with gratitude The Duke of Edinburgh's extraordinary contribution as consort to Her Majesty the Queen. He has devoted his adult life to our service and the loving support of Her Majesty, for which we are thankful.”

Click below to see social media tributes from 

            The Royal Family                                      The Church of England

            The Archbishop of Canterbury                 The Archbishop of York 

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