• Mark Cresswell

Remembering HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Updated: Apr 13


It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness was a man that held a special place in our nation's life over many decades and will be mourned in this benefice. Tributes have been paid by many including Bishop Martin and our Archbishops and we echo their words.


As a mark of respect flags on our churches are being flown at half-mast.


Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family as we keep them very much in our prayers. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.


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.


An online book of condolence is available to individuals who wish to record a message. Following a request from the Royal family we will not be opening paper condolences books.


The following churches are open for private prayer this week:

  • Clopton (all week)

  • Grundisburgh (10am -12pm Saturday)

On Friday 16th there will be two special services marking the death of HRH Prince Philip (lasting 30-40 mins)

  • Grundisburgh at 6.30pm

  • Otley at 7pm

All welcome.




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