Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully Friday morning at Windsor Castle.

The Church will be open for private prayer, lighting of candles and signing a book of condolence between 4pm and 6pm Friday 9th April, and 11am-1pm Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th.

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A statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury:

“I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and give thanks to God for his extraordinary life of dedicated service. Prince Philip continually demonstrated his unfailing support and unstinting loyalty to Her Majesty The Queen for 73 years.

“He consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service. During his naval career, in which he served with distinction in the Second World War, he won the respect of his peers as an outstanding officer.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

Click here for the full statement.