The sad news of the death of Prince Philip is in our minds this weekend, and we join together with many across the land as we pray for him today:
God of our lives, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, for his love of our country, and for his devotion to duty. We entrust him now to your love and mercy, through our redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.
If you wish to leave a message of condolence on the Church of England website then just follow this link: https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip#prayer
Our service tomorrow (11th April) will be held in person at Cockfield Church, but can also be accessed via our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cockfieldbenefice/live/ (you do not need to be a member of facebook to watch). It is a service of Morning Prayer being led by one of our Reader’s, Malcolm Gifford. We will be praying for Prince Philip and the Queen at this service. All are welcome to attend.
The service sheet can be downloaded here: Morning Prayer 11.4.2021
Yours in Christ,
Revd Canon Sharon Potter
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FOR CHURCHES
Our churches are open as follows:
Cockfield St Peter – every day during daylight hours
Gedding St Mary – every day during daylight hours
Lt Whelnetham St Mary – every day during daylight hours
Bradfield St Clare – every weekend during daylight hours
Felsham St Peter – every Sunday and Wednesday during daylight hours
(Bradfield St George remains closed at present)
For more information and prayers for the Coronavirus situation, please visit www.churchofengland.org or the St Edmundsbury & Ipswich website at www.cofesuffolk.org, or check into our facebook page @cockfieldbenefice.
Hopefully we are moving towards the end of restrictions as the vaccine is rolled out. However, please stay alert and stay safe. Pray for the world and for all those affected by the virus, and may God be with you.
With prayers and best wishes,
We are a group of 5 parishes (6 churches) in the heart of Suffolk. We are part of the worldwide Anglican Church, within the Church of England’s Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.