Dear subscriber,

I was very sad to learn that the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen and the whole Royal Family as they come to terms with their deep loss. We give thanks for his long life and his devotion to duty, his service in the Royal Navy during World War 2, and his support for many charitable causes.

The Church of England has opened an online book of condolence and if you would like to write a message you can do so by clicking on this link

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. Amen

In Christ,
Tuomas Mäkipää, Anglican Chaplain 050-3099132