St Mary’s Church, Worplesdon – Arrangements following the sad death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

In light of Friday’s sad announcement, we are able to advise that St Mary’s Church will be open, from Sunday 11 April 2021, from 10am to 4pm each day, for people to pay their respects to His Royal Highness.  There will be no physical Book of Condolence (a government instruction, sent to the national Church), instead national online books of condolence are available at: and

St Mary’s Church will hold a service of remembrance – date to be confirmed in due course.

2021 04 Condolence Letter To HM The Queen        2021 04 Letter To The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Private Secretary

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