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A statement from the Dean of Chester

A statement from Dr Tim Stratford, Dean of Chester following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

His late Royal Highness, Prince Philip, has given outstanding service to our nation, commonwealth and church. He has been the principal support for Her Majesty the Queen during years of stability and prosperity that characterise her reign. His charitable work and patronage, especially the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, has been an inspiration to many including myself.

We celebrate and give thanks for his life praying for his soul and the wellbeing of the Queen and all the Royal family in their mourning.

Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford, Dean of Chester.

Dean Tim also recorded a short film with the Diocese of Chester, which may be viewed here.