Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh

This page includes resources for churches and individuals and official guidance for churches.

Prayers and liturgy for services and collective worship can be found on the Church of England website.

Sign the online book of condolence for the Duke of Edinburgh here.

Commemorative Services

There will be three commemorative services across Devon in memory of Prince Philip on Thursday 15 April:

Torbay Unitary Authority service at St Paul’s Church, Paignton at 10.30am. The Bishop of Crediton will be preaching.

Plymouth Unitary Authority service at St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth at 3pm. The Bishop of Plymouth will be preaching.

Devon County service at Exeter Cathedral at 4.30pm. The Bishop of Exeter will be preaching. Click here for the Order of Service from Exeter Cathedral

Due to Covid restrictions these services will not be open to members of the public. They will be livestreamed and you are invited to participate online. We will publish details and an order of service here as soon as possible.

Please read our latest guidance about parish services, bell ringing, flags and books of condolence here:

Protocols for Churches Marking the Death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Guidance Notes for Flags, Military Colours and Historic Banners

The Government has advised that in order to observe current Covid-19 precautions, physical condolence books should not be offered at this time.



This photo of the Duke of Edinburgh has been approved for churches to use by the Press Association. Please be sure to accredit the Press Association when publishing.

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Need some advice?

Please contact the Communications and Engagement Office if you have any questions by emailing: or phoning 01392 272686.