His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

First published on: 9th April 2021

The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, The Bishop of Liverpool has led the tributes from our diocese to the Duke of Edinburgh

"First of all our prayers are with HM the Queen, and all her family, on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. We pray that God’s love and strength will fill and surround her and them, and indeed all who mourn.

Prince Philip was a strong individual, full of character and humour, who chose for the whole of his life to use that strength and character to serve and support - to support the Queen and to offer service to the nation as a whole. 

He accompanied the Queen many times on visits to Liverpool and our region over the years, on each occasion enriching and encouraging our communities here. We thank God for his life, and commend him now to the mercy of our Lord."


Online book of Condolence

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Liturgical resources for churches

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Duke of Edinburgh Prayer from Church of England




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