HRH, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Updated: Apr 13
10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021
Christ Church joined the nation in mourning, thanksgiving and remembrance. 11th April 2021
Following the announcement of the death of Prince Philip, as an opportunity to pause in church and to pray and maybe light a candle of remembrance, the church stayed open on Sunday morning and will be open again after Wednesday Communion until noon. We thank Mark Hodgson for a muffled toll of bells last Friday and handbell ringers to greet worshippers on Sunday morning. The families at Source learnt a little about Prince Phillip and were able to light a candle in memory. We have changed our liturgical colour to purple as a sign of mourning.
Rosemary is currently away on leave; she returns this week and her thoughts are with all at Christ Church and in the deanery as churches give thanks for Philip’s life. In this year of losses, we join the nation and Commonwealth in mourning the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh