His Royal Highness – Prince Philip – Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9th 2021. We express our deepest condolences to her Majesty the Queen and all the members of the Royal family at this time.
At St Peter and St Paul Church, Wincanton and at St MIchael’s Church, Pen Selwood we are flying our flag at half mast throughout the period of official mourning
On Saturday 10th April, a bell was tolled 99 times as a mark of respect for his long life of duty and service to our Queen and our country in both St Peter and St Paul Church, Wincanton and St MIchael’s Church, Pen Selwood.
There is a focus for prayer in our the church buildings and in the parish office. St Peter and St Paul’s will be open on Wednesday 12noon and 2pm for private prayer. We are currently reviewing our plans around opening for private prayer and the planned funeral arrangements. On Friday (16th April) both churches will be open for private prayer and reflection – this is the eve of the Funeral. St Peter and St Paul’s Church will be open 2-5pm and St Michael’s Church 10am-3pm.
Here is a resource to support prayer and reflection at home at this time. Prayer and reflection following the death of HRH – The Duke of Edinburgh . It contains resources for prayer and worship on the first page. The second page is a reflection written by Rev Alison Way – but you may wish to use your own reflections at the appropriate point in your time of worship and prayer.
A national church service of Prayer, Remembrance and Hope can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/service-prayer-remembrance-and-hope
There are two places to record condolences online
The QR code below links to the Church of England book of condolence