The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021

The Death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

The Prayers of the Saint James church family are with the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family as we mourn the death of Prince Philip. Our church buildings (in GX and Fulmer) will be open for private prayer, until Friday 16th April, for anyone to make use of.  The Union Flags will fly at half-mast until the day after the funeral. In keeping with government and Diocesan guidelines, we will not be opening a physical book of condolences, but those who wish to can sign an online book here. Prayer cards will be available for anyone visiting us. If you would like to use our buildings for private prayer they will be open as follows: Saint James Fulmer:
  • Sat 10am – 12pm,
  • Sun 2 – 4pm,
  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11am – 12pm,
  • Wed 11am – 12:30pm
Saint James Gerrards Cross:
  • Sat 10am – 12pm,
  • Sun Not open,
  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am – 12pm,
  • Wed Midweek Communion
Each of our services (Sunday 11th April and Midweek Communion, Wednesday 14th April) will offer a chance to reflect on Prince Philip’s life and to pray for the Royal Family and our country. Our Diocese have offered the following prayer:

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

A PRAYER ON THE DEATH OF HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

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