HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

The Church will be open each day from 10:00 until 19:30 for public prayer and the lighting of candles. Tea lights will be made available, to be placed when lit on the provided stands, we are advised that Covid restrictions must prevent the signing of a condolence book

The Union flag will be flown to half-mast during the period of mourning.

Bishop Martin has issued the following statement:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and with her family, on hearing the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beyond the love and commitment of marriage and family life, Prince Philip has been a remarkable consort in his commitment for nearly 7 decades to the demands of public life – a rock of support in good times and bad.

Let us now give thanks for his steadfast love of the Queen, their family and the nation that he served with pride.

May God grant to him rest and peace and a share in the glory of eternal life.