Remembering HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements from the Royal Family will made in due course.
In hearing the news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during this Easter season, the most important contribution we as Christians can make is to pray for him, that he will rest in peace and rise in glory. As a diocese we, of course, also hold the Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family in our prayers in their bereavement. Prince Philip was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He lived a life characterised by duty and in his support of the Queen over many years, of self-effacement. For many generations Prince Philip has been at the heart of our life as a nation, empire and commonwealth. He will be greatly missed by many parts of our community life.
Today is a day of grief but also a day of thanksgiving for all that His Royal Highness have given to us as individuals, as subjects of our nation and as citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations.
+Christopher Lincoln:The Church of England online book of condolence
An online book of condolence is available to individuals or church communities who wish to sign and record a message.