In the wake of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Diocese of Leicester are holding a service of remembrance at Leicester Cathedral tomorrow.
Attending the service will be a representative congregation from across the city and county led by Mike Kapur OBE. Mr Kapur is the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and will be joined by a number of other civic and public leaders from the area.
Hosting the service will be the Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd. David Monteith, who recently joined us to discuss his career and experience of lockdown on Let’s Talk More. Preaching will be done by the Bishop of Leicester and the Cathedral Choir will provide music for the service.
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur said: “This Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will allow us to come together and reflect upon the dedicated public service that His Royal Highness carried out for so many years. I hope that the people of Leicester and Leicestershire will join us virtually as we pay tribute to the duty, loyalty and service of His Royal Highness before his funeral on Saturday.”
Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd David Monteith said: “His Royal Highness honoured us with his presence in the Cathedral and now we honour him. Each life changes us and so too with each death we are reshaped. Reflection, prayers and thanksgiving for Her Majesty and her family will help us all to respond to this sad and significant loss in our nation.”
Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow said: “It’s important that we remember the Duke of Edinburgh’s connections with Leicester and Leicestershire and give thanks for his life. In particular, we will be praying for the Royal Family in their grief and we hope people will join us online.”
The Diocese is inviting the public to view the service via livesteam on their official Facebook page from 5pm on Thursday and can be viewed by anyone online, with or without a Facebook account. The service will also be uploaded to the Leicester Cathedral Youtube Channel following the livestream, after 8.30pm.