Cathedral to Mark the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Dean and Chapter of Bristol Cathedral are saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. 

On Wednesday 14 April, at 5.15pm, there will be a special Evensong to Commemorate the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

On Friday 16 April, at 12.30pm, there will be a said Requiem Mass offered for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Seats for the services can be booked via our Eventbrite page.

The Cathedral will be open for private prayer daily from 12noon to 1.00pm, including Monday 12 April, and for those wishing to attend the 12.30pm Eucharist. With the exception of Friday 16 April, these do not need to booked in advance.


The Bishop of Bristol, The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, said:

It is with much sadness that we heard the news today of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Amidst the sadness at his death, the parishes of the Diocese of Bristol also give thanks for his life and service to our country and beyond, and for his support for Her Majesty the Queen. 

I had the privilege of meeting the Duke of Edinburgh on a variety of occasions while I was Dean of Leicester. He advised me on a possible design for a new heating system in our Visitor Centre and was honest and humorous about the frustrations of illness which he bore with fortitude while continuing with royal duties and public commitments. 

The prayers of the people of the Diocese of Bristol will combine with those of the nation and commonwealth for Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family in their grief. May they each find consolation and hope in Christ at this Easter time.


The Dean of Bristol, The Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford, said:

It is with great sadness that we have heard the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh today.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family, who like so many families in Britain in the past year will experience the pain of mourning and a funeral under Covid restrictions. 

They will mourn a husband, father and grandfather, while the nation remembers with affection his steadfast loyalty and service to the Queen and Commonwealth. 

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.


In line with government advice there is no physical book of condolence.

You can submit a message of condolence at the Church of England's e-book of condolence here.

Posted on 9th April 2021