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Services at York Minster commemorating the life of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

14 Apr, 2021

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Further services of commemoration and thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were announced today by York Minster.

The Dean of York, the Right Revd Dr Jonathan Frost said:  “This week, the nation will come together to pay our respects to a remarkable man who dedicated his long life to service. We approach this week with sadness, but also with a sense of thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh.

“We will remember his sacrificial service, his care for the environment, his visionary work for young people through the awards scheme that bears his name and, above all, for the support he gave to Her Majesty The Queen.”

Reservations will not be required for these services but due to the Coronavirus restrictions, capacity will be limited to 150 people. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Friday 16 April at 5.30pm

Choral Evensong in Thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh  (This service will also be available via livestream HERE).

Taking place on the eve of the funeral, this traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer will be led by the Songmen and Choral Scholars of York Minster with music by Francis Jackson, Herbert Howells, David Halls and Charles Wood. During the service there will be special readings and prayers of thanksgiving led by the Dean of York.

Saturday 17 April

On the day of the funeral, the services at York Minster will be Morning Prayer at 7.30am, Holy Communion at 7.50am and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm.  The Minster will be open for private prayer from 2pm with the opportunity for reflection and the lighting of candles.

The Minster’s Great Peter Bell will toll at 2pm for one hour. At 3pm, York Minster will join the nation in keeping a minute of silence as a mark of respect for the late Duke.

Wednesday 21 April at 5.30pm

Choral Evensong with Prayers for the Royal Family (This service will also be available via livestream HERE).

A service with prayers, readings and music. The Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable, Stephen Cottrell will preach at the service.

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