His Royal Highness Prince Philip 1921 - 2021
Friday’s sad news of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, means that as we enter the Easter season, our nation and the Commonwealth also embarks on a period of mourning.
The death of Prince Philip, who was made Baron Greenwich when he married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, is of course both a family and a national bereavement.
This Sunday at 6.30pm we are holding a service of Evening Prayer in church and on Zoom (see below) led by Revd Caroline Risdon and Revd Simon Winn with members of St Alfege Church choir , when we will give thanks for the Duke’s life of public service and pray for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal ,Family as they mourn a much loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. A recording of the service is available here. Passcode 7^2XR^z+
When the church is open for private prayer in the days ahead (see details below), there will an opportunity to pause, light a candle and spend a while in reflection and prayer. Coronavirus restrictions mean that books of condolence will not be left out. Those wishing to leave a message of remembrance can do so electronically on the Church of England here.
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country and Commonwealth,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
The church is open for private prayer on Sundays, from 1.30am to 2pm and also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 2pm.
Message from the Churchwardens
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Thank you for helping us to help everyone.
6.30 pm Evening Prayer - see above in church and on Zoom
St Alfege Church Greenwich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Service for HRH Prince Philip
Time: Apr 11, 2021 06:30 PM London
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Meeting ID: 993 7094 5601