SUNDAY 11 April 2021
9.30am and 10.30am
In our services on Sunday 11th April at 9.30am at St Mary’s and at 10.30am on Zoom we will remember His Royal Highness Prince Philip in our prayers.
2.00pm–4.00pm, St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Church will be open for private prayer on Sunday 11 April from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.
6.00pm–6.30pm, ONLINE on YouTube and Facebook
On Sunday 11 April at 6pm there will be a special service to mark the death of Prince Philip on Youtube and Facebook.
This service will last about 30 minutes and will be available for streaming afterwards.
Click here for the service…
The Church of England has created an online Book of Condolence in which you can submit a message.
Click here for the online Book of Condolence…
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said today:
“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.” Read his full statement here…
Let us pray:
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for the love he shared among us,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy, through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
(for use with young children)
We are sad that Prince Philip has died.
Thank you for his long life
and for his care for The Queen and our country. Amen.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers!!!
Grant us Lord in our little corners today to be bold, courageous, determined, faithful and loyal to your course. Amen 🙏🏾
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.
On Tuesday 23 March we will pause and remember the many people who have died during this pandemic – each one missed by family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
Let’s take time to reflect on our collective loss, reach out and show the millions who are grieving that they are not alone, and pray for them.
St Mary’s Church will be open for personal prayer on Tuesday from 11 am to 4pm – please come to be still, reflect and pray. At 12 noon we are invited to stop and be still, wherever we are, whatever we are doing. We will toll a bell at St Mary’s at mid-day to remember the many people we have lost and to invite everyone to pause and pray.
Please join us.
God of Love,
As we think about all that has changed this year,
help us to trust that you are always with us.
As we remember those who have died,
help us to trust they are at peace with you.
As we reach out to others with kindness and care,
may hope shine out in every heart and home.
(The National Day of Reflection is organised by Marie Curie and supported by The Church of England.)
Thank you Father for hearing us in Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen.