A Civic Thanksgiving Service to commemorate HRH’s legacy The funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will take place at Coventry Cathedral.
On Friday, at 6 p.m., there will be a memorial service (16 April).
It will adhere to COVID-19 rules, with a maximum of 30 visitors, social distancing, and other safety precautions in place. On the Cathedral’s Facebook page, people will be able to watch the action online.
Cllr John McNicholas, Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry; Cllr George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council; Cllr Gary Ridley, Leader of the Coventry Conservative Group at the Council; Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands George Marsh; Louise Bennett, High Sheriff of the West Midlands; and leaders from the Emergency Services and Armed Forces will be among the guests.
In addition, delegates from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme will be present in the area.
Bishop of Coventry, The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, will lead the service.
“Through his service, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has left an amazing legacy and has helped to change the lives of people all over the world, including those here in our own city,” said Cllr Ann Lucas, Lord Mayor of Coventry.
“Through this service, our city will be able to honour and thank an extraordinary lifetime of service and dedication.”
The Coventry Peace Bell will be rung as part of the ceremony. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany delivered the Peace Bell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on November 14, 1990, the 50th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.
Visit the Cathedral’s website to see the order of service or to leave a note in their online Book of Remembrance. You will also leave messages in the Council’s online Book of Condolences.