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Commemoration Service to be held for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Thursday 15 April 2021

A Commemoration Service for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be held at the Town Church on Sunday 18th April at 4pm.

The service will be led by the Dean of Guernsey, the Very Reverend Tim Barker, and will provide an opportunity for reflection on, and commemoration of, the life of the Duke following the sad news of his death on 9th April. The order of service is based on the Service of Commemoration published by The Queen's Printer, Cambridge University Press, which will be used in many church and cathedral services of commemoration across the British Isles during the coming days.

The service will begin with a Royal Marine standard bearer carrying the Union Flag into the Church. The Town Church bells will ring (half muffled) before the service and the church flag will remain at half-mast until after the service. Representatives from local organisations which have a link to the Duke of Edinburgh will be represented during the service.

There will be a retiring collection for the Friends of Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which helps to raise funds for the benefit of groups or individual participants of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Guernsey.

The service will be open to all Islanders, who are welcome to attend. Please aim to arrive at the Town Church by 3:45pm.  Remember to maintain hand hygiene, respect the personal space of others who are also in attendance and please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Attendees will be asked to provide their contact details, in line with current guidance for large indoor events.

The taxi rank outside the Town Church will be relocated from 3:30pm for the duration of the service. Due to planned road works in Church Square due to commence on 16 April the only access into and out of Church Square on Sunday will be via Quay Street or the High Street.

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