Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh earlier today, the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham issued the following tribute on its website:
We are very sad to receive the news that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
The churches and communities across the diocese will be praying for the Queen and Royal Family in their sorrow. We also give thanks to God for Prince Philip’s extraordinary years of dedicated service and support to the Queen.
The Church of England has opened a special online Book of Condolence. Click here if you would like to submit a message.
You can read some of the tributes paid to the Duke of Edinburgh by Church leaders in the online version of the Church Times by clicking here.