The news that HRH Prince Philip has died has saddened many people and we give thanks to God for his life, his dedicated service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and perhaps most of all his loyalty and unfailing support and dedication to Her Majesty The Queen for 73 years. St.Peter’s Church, Henfield will remain open from 9am until 5 pm to allow people to come in to remember Prince Philip in prayer and to light a candle. At all services on Sunday 10th April, prayers will be said and there will be a minutes silence. At the 10.00am and 11.15am services (11.15am service is at Woodmancote) the National Anthem will be sung by a soloist. Arrangements are yet to be agreed for a commemorative service on behalf of the whole community, although it is expected that this will be held at 6pm the evening before the day of his funeral. Once details are finalised for the service – which will be live-streamed – they will be made available on this website and via social media channels.

Sadly due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to have a book of condolence in Church. However do feel free to add your message to the Church of England’s online book of condolence here.

Remember, O Lord,
your servant Philip,
who has gone before us with the sign of faith
and now rests in the sleep of peace.
According to your promises,
grant to him and to all who rest in Christ,
refreshment, light and peace;
through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most merciful God,
whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
surround the Queen and the Royal Family with your love,
that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss,
but have confidence in your goodness,
and strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen