09 April 2021
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, who, over the last seventy years has provided unerring and wonderfully dutiful support for Her Majesty the Queen. His commitment to public service has been unparalleled. We join the rest of the nation in sending our sympathy and condolences to Her Majesty and the Royal Family.
The Dean of Truro, the Very Revd Roger Bush has said that “the death of Prince Philip brings into focus a life of extraordinary service, not only as a devoted and loyal consort to Her Majesty the Queen, but also for his commitment to the World Wildlife Fund and to young people with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude and appreciation for a life of service and dedication.”
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
To ensure that we comply with Covid regulations, there will be no physical book of remembrance to sign in the cathedral itself. Instead, if you wish to sign a book of condolence, then you are invited to do so online.
The cathedral will extend its opening for private prayer for the coming week and will be open from 10:00-18:00 until Sunday 18th.
If you wish to leave a floral tribute please do so at the west end of the Cathedral Green, ensuring that all Covid restrictions are adhered to. The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes https://www.royal.uk/donations
At noon on 10 April, the cathedral will toll a bell 99 times.
Please look at our page regarding the worship programme. The Sunday Eucharists at 10:00 and 11.30 will have special prayers, and there will be a special Evening Service at 4.00pm dedicated to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. The 10:00 and the 16:00 services will be live-streamed.