The parish of SPW are deeply saddened at the news of the death of HRH The Prince Philip and join with the nation in our prayers for the Queen and the Royal family in their time of grief. We have included a prayer for your private use and encourage you to visit any one of our churches if you wish to light a votive candle, pray or leave a message of condolence in the book provided. Please observe all the required rules and guidelines for cleansing, the wearing of masks and social distancing.
Prayers on hearing of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh
No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him.
Blessed are the sorrowful; they shall be comforted.
Into your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brother Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
In this life you embraced him with your tender love,
and opened to him the gate of heaven.
The old order has passed away,
as you welcome him into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping nor pain,
but the fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Most merciful God,
whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
surround the Queen and the Royal Family with your love,
that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss,
but have confidence in your goodness,
and strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.