The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said, “It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. This is a huge loss to the nation and one which we will all feel deeply for a long time to come. We give thanks for Prince Philip, his unwavering love and support of the Queen, and for the good he has championed and enabled within our country and beyond over so many years.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family as we pray for them to know God’s comfort and everlasting love in the days and weeks ahead. May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ sustain us all.
“While not all of our churches are able to be open at the moment, everyone across our communities is invited to join our online worship, which can be found at www.achurchnearyou.com.
“A special online memorial book, which everyone is invited to sign can be found here.
“May he rest in peace and rise in glory.