Part of the Dover Deanery, in the Diocese of Canterbury, Kent.
A simple, moving, fitting funeral service for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh - Covid is a respector of no one, and I'm sure so many can relate this past year to the denial of our accepted rituals and rites when a loved one is lost. This most personal of services, without the pomp, and no doubt chore, of endless dignitories having to be acknowledged, just maybe allowed the Queen and her family some personal time and space.
In Remembrance of the life
of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh
who died today - Friday 9th April 2021
I write to advise you that we will ring a bell at 12 midday on Saturday 10th April, in memoriam. For our benefice this will be in St. Margaret’s and also East Langdon church, as, throughout the country, bells are tolled.
this week prayers will be said in all our churches of
St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, Westcliffe, East and West Langdon.
This prayer from the Church of England will be said-
of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.
Areas for floral tributes are available at each church outside, by the church door, or it is suggested donations to a suitable charity may also be made.
of Condolence is open and available here on
We continue to pray for our Queen and her family at this time of sadness and grief.
Revd Kaz Reeves, Vicar
All the usual hands/face/space stuff applies.
1.9 million emergency food
parcels given out by Trussell Trust food banks from April 2019 to March
2020 - 1.2 million given out March to September 2020.
Whilst the Trussell Trust are the largest foodbank organisation, they are by no means the only ones. Food poverty is real and should not be happening. 1.2 million. In six months. In all of 2010 the number was 41,000. I'll just let that sink in. You can read more on www.trusselltrust.org.
Saw this... ...thought it was kind of lovely.