His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

12 Apr 2021

We are sending our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, our president His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and all of the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. 

Prince Philip was a remarkable individual who supported numerous charities which benefited from his wit and wisdom. His interests were wide-ranging and diverse and included the environment conservation, sport, design inter-faith relations and heritage. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award was founded in 1956 by Prince Philip and has seen countless young people inspired and encouraged to help those around them and their communities. We feel privileged that some of our young volunteers have participated in this much-loved award scheme and have used their experience of volunteering with CCT as part of their award. 

Prince Philip leaves behind an enormous legacy. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. 

We understand that many people would like to express their grief on the death of His Royal Highness. However, in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, Books of Condolence will not be available in our churches for people to sign in person. A Book of Condolence is available online at the Royal Website.

Making a donation to one of His Royal Highness’ many patronages is also a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy. A list of His Royal Highness’ patronages, and how you can donate can be found on the Royal Website.

Our churches remain open as places for individual prayer and reflection. 

Image credit: The Royal Family