The Parish Trust offers prayers and thoughts for Her Majesty the Queen and her family at the news of the death of Prince Philip.
On hearing the news, Rev. Dean Aaron Roberts, the Chair of Trustees of the charity said,
“We would like to offer our thoughts and prayers for Her Majesty the Queen and her family as they come to terms with the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. We pray that the Queen in particular will know the peace, comfort, and presence of the Lord in whom she trusts at this difficult time.”
A man of duty, the Duke of Edinburgh was what Her Majesty the Queen described as her “strength and stay”, and the legacy he leaves behind is evident for all to see, particularly through the initiatives he founded such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Established in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh Award has inspired generations of young people to help others and instilled in them a vision for citizenship and a desire to serve their communities. His work with countless charities and organisations reflected his wide-ranging, global interests in topics including wildlife, sport, design, engineering and inter-faith dialogue. He was a prophetic voice for over half a century in the area of conservation and climate change, and he brought people from around the world to a new concern and commitment to action for the future of our planet.
The Parish Trust joins with millions across the globe in offering our heartfelt prayers to Her Majesty the Queen and her family.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. ~ Psalm 34:18