Following the sad announcement of the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, the church bell in Aldford will be sounded at 12 noon on Saturday 10th April.

There will be a short commemorative service at St John’s, Aldford on Sunday 11th April at 10:15 am.

During the following week the church in Aldford will be open for private prayer as normal; there will be a table at the front of the church with a picture of the Duke of Edinburgh and some suggested prayers.

In line with current guidance there will not be a Book of Condolences in church, and those who wish to do so are encouraged to use the on-line Book of Condolences here .

More widely Chester Cathedral has announced it will host a service of thanksgiving on Sunday at 3.30pm. This will be available here.

The order of service will also be available to download from that site.

Once the date and time of the funeral have been finalised, we will plan a short service of prayer at 6:00pm on the evening before the service. More information will be posted in due course.

On the day of the funeral the Church bell in Adlford will be sounded shortly before the funeral services begins, and people will be encouraged to join the national period of silence at the end.

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