Order of service for Prince Philip at Peterborough Cathedral released

The order of service for Prince Philp’s memorial service at Peterborough Cathedral today (April 16) has been released.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 6:39 am
Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

The cathedral is holding a special Memorial Evensong today at 5:30pm to pay tribute to the duke who passed away aged 99 on Friday (April 9).

The service takes place on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service which will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor at 3pm on Saturday (April 17). At this time, the nation will take part in a minute’s silence.

The service will be conducted by The Very Reverend Christopher Dallistion, Dean of Peterborough and will begin with opening sentences from the Dean followed by the choir singing the preces, the Office Hymn and Psalm 121.

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A series of readings will then take place before The Reverend Canon Ian Black, Vicar of Peterborough will lead mourners in prayer. This will be one of his final engagements before he leaves to take up the post of the Dean of Newport in Wales.

The choir will then perform the hymn Praise My Soul the King of Heaven before singing the national anthem and the Dean will bring the service to a close with the Prayer of Commendation.

On the evening of the Duke’s passing, the cathedral rang its bells 99 times to celebrate each year of his life and a service of thanksgiving also took place on Sunday, which is available to view at www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyb5X2oFcA0.

The service today is being streamed on the cathedral’s website and the order of service can be found at: www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/userfiles/16apr-evensong.pdf