Marking the passing of HRH – The Duke of Edinburgh


The Duke of Edinburgh arrives for his visit to Richmond Adult Community College in Richmond, south west London.

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.

We are setting up a small focus for prayer in our the church building and in the parish office (we are currently open for private prayer on Sunday between 9am and 11am and Wednesday 12noon and 2pm). This will be reviewed in line with the funeral arrangements shortly

A national church service of Prayer, Remembrance and Hope can be found here:

More prayer resources will follow: 







There are two places to record condolences online

The QR code below links to the Church of England book of condolence