Liverpool Cathedral mourns the death of the Duke of Edinburgh


Liverpool Cathedral has gone into mourning following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Our cathedral will be open for people to offer private prayer from tomorrow, Saturday 10th April. We will be open from 11am to 3pm (Monday to Saturday) and 12pm to 3pm this Sunday, April 11th.  We have space for private prayer and the lighting of candles. 

Also, as an act of respect and remembrance, our bells will ring 99 times in his honour today (April 9th)

The cathedral community will be remembering the Duke in our prayers at every service this week. Evensong on Sunday 18th April at 3pm will be a space for  the community to remember the Duke. This will be by invitation only but we will be seeking to livestream it on our Facebook and YouTube channels

The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones said “we were saddened to hear of the death of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Prince’s role in public life has been immense and his support for the Queen throughout her reign has been impressive. Members of the cathedral community will have fond memories of the Duke accompanying Her Majesty on a number of visits to our cathedral. We hold the Queen and the whole Royal Family in our prayers as we join the nation in mourning his loss.” 

Image of the Duke  courtesy of the Press Association

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