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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

prince phillip"The prayers of the whole Diocese of Oxford are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family today and in the coming days as we mourn the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

"We give thanks for Prince Philip’s long and extraordinary life, his faithful service to Queen and country, his support especially for young people, his humour, honesty and integrity and strong Christian faith and especially his steadfast support to the Queen over the long years of their marriage.

"Philip has been at the centre of our national life for so many decades offering a model of strength and stability. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God’s peace and love be with all who mourn his passing, and most especially his immediate family."– The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford 

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.


During this time of Covid restrictions there will be no condolence books in our churches, instead people are asked to sign the online condolence book which can be found on the following link:


Welcome to the Benefice of Aldermaston and Woolhampton

The Churches of Aldermaston, Beenham, Brimpton, Midgham, Wasing and Woolhampton

Our churches stand at the heart of their communities. Everyone is welcome. We have a rich heritage of Christian worship and witness over many hundreds of years. Our Christian faith is central to all that we do, the warmth of friendship along with our worship and community involvement reflects this.


The Rector, the Rev’d Jane Manley, would be pleased to speak to anyone who is worried, particularly under today’s climate, or who just needs a friendly chat. Please ring 0118 9712 891.




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