Bishop David has joined Cardinal Vincent Nichols in praying for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen’s consort for over 70 years died peacefully at Windsor Castle on the morning of Friday 9th April 2021.

“At this moment of sadness and loss I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband. I pray for the Queen and all of the Royal Family. How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigour. He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Archbishop of Westminster

“On behalf of the Catholic community in the Diocese I join my prayers with those of Cardinal Vincent Nichols for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.  We pray during this Easter week that he may see the light on the face of the risen Christ. We also pray that Our Lord will strengthen and uphold Her Majesty The Queen and all her family in the days ahead.”

Bishop David Oakley

Bishop of Northampton