Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Langho Billington Otherwise Langho

The death of Prince Philip

10 Apr 2021, 3 p.m.
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From_the_Vicar Community_news Notices
<div>The Union Jack is flying half mast at church and at 12 noon Saturday 10th April 2021 the bell rang 99 times, one for each year of Prince Philip’s life.
</div> <div>Church is open Saturday 10th April  until 4pm for private prayer and Sunday 11th April until approximately 4pm.
Sunday 11th April there will be a special Eucharist of mourning at 10.30am.
Monday 12thApril 4pm will be a service of Evening Prayer
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</div> <div>Prayers you may find helpful to use</div> <div>Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brother Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In this life you embraced him with your tender love and opened to him the gate of heaven. The old order has passed away, as you welcome him into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping nor pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen</div><div>


</div> <div>Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding, surround the Queen and the Royal Family with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.</div><div>


</div> <div>Attached are some prayers and reflections on grieving and how Prince Philip’s death may affect us particularly as we have been through so much during this Covid pandemic. There will be printed copies available at church.</div>