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  • Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip

    PRAYERS ON THE DEATH OF HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

    Father in heaven, we give you thanks for your servant Prince Philip. We praise you as we remember his long life and cherish his memory. We thank you for all he has brought to our Commonwealth and Nation and for all whose lives he has touched. For we have seen in his devoted service reflections of your compassion; in his integrity demonstrations of your goodness; in his faithfulness glimpses of your eternal love. Comfort our nation at this time of sadness and mourning, and give us grace to follow his good example so that we may come with him to your everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died and rose again and opened the gate of glory. Amen.

    Father of mercies and God of all compassion, give comfort and hope to the Queen and all the Royal Family and the many who mourn the death of the Duke of Edinburgh; support and uphold them; reassure them of your continuing love and give them the light and peace of your presence. Your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by dying has destroyed our death, and by rising restored life and hope. May we go forward eagerly to meet him, and after this life be reunited with all our loved ones and friends who have died, in that place where every tear is wiped away. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

    If you would like to sign the Church of England Book of Condolence please follow the link below.

    https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip

     

    Welcome to St Michael's Church in Shotwick Village.

    There has been a worshipping community at St Michael's church for over a thousand years and the beautiful Grade 1* listed building holds a wonderful sense of prayer, worship and welcome.

    Shotwick (pronounced Shottick) is a tiny agricultural village of only fifteen houses and a small seventeenth century manor house situated on the Wirral peninsula, some eight miles from the Roman city of Chester in the North West of England.

    St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three decker pulpit. It stands on the site of a former ford across the River Dee which forms the border with Wales.

    The parish has a strong sense of community, however with only one hundred and twenty residents, a large part of the welcoming congregation come from further afield, drawn by the traditional services and the sense of being part of continuing worship which has taken place here for so many generations.

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    St. Michael's Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously.

    We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.

    You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at the

    Church of England website by clicking here.

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