Remembering HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
9 April 2021
Join us on Friday 16 April at 18:30 for a service of Choral Evening Prayer on the eve of the funeral of His Late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
We join with our nation in mourning.
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 10 June 1921 - 09 April 2021
hear our prayers and comfort us;
renew our trust in your Son,
whom you raised from the dead;
strengthen our faith
that Philip and all who have died in the love of Christ
will share in his resurrection;
who lives and reigns with you,
now and for ever.
To sign the Church of England online Book of Condolence please click here.
(Please note, due to government restrictions there will be no physical Book of Condolence allowed within the cathedral).
A message from The Very Revd Simon Cowling, Dean of Wakefield:
"The death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh brings to a close a life of exemplary service to our nation and to the Commonwealth. As we give thanks to God for a life well-lived, we offer Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family our deepest condolences and assurance of prayer.
"May Prince Philip rest in peace and rise in glory."
A message from The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds:
“The death of the Duke of Edinburgh today has brought great sadness, even though it was not entirely unexpected.”
“He has lived to a grand age and lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times.
“But first, he was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather and it is the Queen and her family that we hold in our thoughts, and most particularly, in our prayers today.
“I speak on behalf of the bishops and the parishes and clergy of the Diocese of Leeds as we send our condolences and promise our prayers for all of the Royal Family, the nation and the Commonwealth, as we move from one age to another.
“The Duke had a remarkable life in which he devoted himself to public service. Putting himself second, he served his wife, who is the Queen, and we express our gratitude to him for the life he has lived on behalf of the nation and the Commonwealth.
“So, we remember him with gratitude and today we pray that he would rest in peace and rise in glory."
“Lord God who has made us in your image, we thank you for the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, for his life and all he has given to his people.
“We commend him to you in his death and pray for the Queen and the Royal Family as they grieve and mourn.
“We commend him to your love and mercy in sure and certain hope of the resurrection ‘til life eternal and we pray this in the name of Jesus.”