Church of England Diocese of Sheffield Stannington

The death of HRH Prince Philip

9 Apr 2021, midnight
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It is with great sadness that we learnt of HRH Prince Philip's death.  The Queen and the rest of his family are in our thoughts and prayers.


"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." (Prayer from The Church of England)

Evening prayer in the cathedral Friday 16th

Evening Prayer with Thanksgiving for the life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh will take place at Sheffield Cathedral Friday 16th The service will be streamed live on the Sheffield Cathedral Facebook page and YouTube channel at 7:30pm.

National book of condolence

A national digital book of condolence has been set up through the Church of England and can be accessed here.  You will also find further useful prayer and liturgical resources on this page.

Archbishops’ statements
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s statement can be found here.
The Archbishop of York’s statement can be found here.

Diocese of Sheffield
Links to statements from the Bishop of Sheffield and Bishop of Doncaster together with the Acting Dean of Sheffield can be found here.

Sheffield Cathedral

Beginning at 3 pm today (9 April 2021) Sheffield Cathedral will be open every day from 8 am to 8 pm when those who wish may come to light a candle in memory of Prince Philip. Floral tributes may also be left in a designated area outside the Cathedral.