HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, who, over the last seventy years has provided unerring and wonderfully dutiful support for Her Majesty the Queen. His commitment to public service has been unparalleled. We join the rest of the nation in sending our sympathy and condolences to Her Majesty and the Royal Family.

The Dean of Truro, the Very Revd Roger Bush has said that “the death of Prince Philip brings into focus a life of extraordinary service, not only as a devoted and loyal consort to Her Majesty the Queen, but also for his commitment to the World Wildlife Fund and to young people with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude and appreciation for a life of service and dedication.”

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

See below for an overview of the cathedral's memorial events. To ensure that we comply with Covid regulations, there will be no physical book of remembrance to sign in the cathedral itself. Instead, if you wish to sign a book of condolence, then you are invited to do so online 

Online Book of Condolence

(Please note the book of condolence is now closed but messages can be viewed).

If you wish to leave a floral tribute please do so at the west end of the Cathedral Green, ensuring that all Covid restrictions are adhered to. The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes https://www.royal.uk/donations

Please look at our What's On page regarding the worship programme. 

Truro Cathedral Memorial Events

09 April

Message of condolence from the Dean of Truro, the Very Revd Roger Bush. The cathedral extends times for private prayer and reflection to 18:00 until 18 April.

10 April

At noon, the cathedral marked the life of HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh by tolling a bell 99 times.

11 April

The Sunday Eucharists at 10:00 and 11.30 will have special prayers. A special service for HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh  live-streamed at 16:00.

17 April

A Eucharist commemorating the life of HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The cathedral's tenor bell will be tolled for fifteen minutes before the beginning of Prince Philip's funeral at St. George's Chapel at 15:00, which will be marked by a minute's silence at the cathedral.