The Benefice of St John the Evangelist, Chelford with St Peter’s, Lower Withington and All Saints, Marthall
As a Benefice we wish to offer our deepest condolences to HM The Queen and all the Royal family on the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
We give thanks for his loyal service to his family and this nation; his example of true Christian service in action and his active involvement in the causes held dear to his heart.
We pray that you will all be able to draw comfort knowing the hope of God’s promises, that nothing can separate us from His unconditional love.
Father of all mercies and God of all consolation,
you pursue us with untiring love and dispel the shadow of death with the bright dawn of life.
Give courage to The Queen and the Royal Family in their loss and sorrow.
Be their refuge and strength, O Lord;
reassure them of your continuing love and lift them from the depths of grief
into the peace and light of your presence.
Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
by dying has destroyed our death,
and by rising, restored our life.
Your Holy Spirit, our comforter,
speaks for us in groans too deep for words.
Come alongside your people,
remind them of your eternal presence
and give them your comfort and strength
Rev’d Fiona Robinson