Prayers for Prince Philip


Prayers for Prince Philip

Gloucester Cathedral and the Diocese of Gloucester were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family and we offer them our deepest condolences.

During the current restrictions the Cathedral will remain open daily between 11.00am and 4.00pm (12noon – 4.00pm on Sundays) for those wishing to say prayers or light a candle. Special prayers will also be said at services for the next two weeks. All are all welcome to view them online, please see our website for full details. A book of condolence is also available on the Church of England website for anyone who wishes to write a personal message.

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said.

“It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. This is a huge loss to the nation and one which we will all feel deeply for a long time to come. We give thanks for Prince Philip, his unwavering love and support of the Queen, and for the good he has championed and enabled within our country and beyond over so many years. 

We offer our deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family as we pray for them to know God’s comfort and everlasting love in the days and weeks ahead.”

“May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ sustain us all.

While not all of our churches are able to be open at the moment, everyone across our communities are invited to join our online worship, which can be found at

A special online memorial book, which everyone is invited to sign can be found here

“May he rest in peace and rise in glory.”

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said:

“This is a huge loss to both the nation and the Commonwealth and one which we will all feel deeply for a long time to come. In difficult and uncertain moments such as this, we invite everyone to say a prayer, join us online for a service or sign a digital book of condolence.”

"HRH Prince Philip has been a constant example in all our lives. We send our deep condolences to HM The Queen and all the Royal Family. Let us all give thanks for his long life of Christian duty, public service and steadfast support for The Queen as wife and monarch."


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