Cathedral Service to be held for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Published Thursday, 15 April 2021

A Civic Service of Thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is to be held tomorrow at Coventry Cathedral.

The service will take place at 6pm on Friday (16 April).

It will follow COVID-19 guidelines, with guests limited to 30, and social distancing and all other safety measures in place. People will be able to watch the event live on  the Cathedral’s Facebook page.

Guests will include Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr John McNicholas; Leader of Coventry City Council, Cllr George Duggins; Leader of the Coventry Conservative Group at the Council, Cllr Gary Ridley; Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands George Marsh; High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Louise Bennett; and representatives from the Emergency Services and Armed Forces.

There will also be representatives of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in the city.

The service will be given by The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry.

Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Ann Lucas, said: “Through his work, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has left an incredible legacy and has helped to improve the lives of people across the world, including many here in our own city.

“This service will allow our city to celebrate that and give thanks for an incredible lifetime of service and dedication.”
 

As part of the service, the Coventry Peace Bell will be rung. The Peace Bell was presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany on 14 November 1990, the 50th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.

To see an order of service, or to leave a message on the Cathedral’s online Book of Remembrance, visit their website. Messages can  also be left on the Council’s online Book of Condolence.

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