Giving thanks for HRH Prince Philip

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.

Merciful God, be close to all who mourn,
especially The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
May they know the comfort of your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
We remember his vision and imagination,
his interest in young people and his support for them.
Inspire us with the same commitment
to serve friend, neighbour, and stranger alike,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pray, reflect, ponder – at 6 pm

At the suggestion of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, we are encouraged to stop and offer prayer, or just pause and think of those in need, particularly health, or those working on the front line, or of loved ones we or others have lost, or the bereaved themselves.

Churches in our benefice are OPEN for prayer and reflection

Moreton Parish Church is open for private prayer and personal reflection from 10 am till 3 pm on Sundays and Wednesdays. However, it will also be open every day from Maundy Thursday until the Sunday after Easter.

North Bovey, Lustleigh and Manaton are open every day 10 am-4 pm.

For details of Sunday and Holy Week services this month, please click here.

In each church, certain areas will be cordoned off, and sanitiser must be used on entry and departure. Please follow any other directions that are given on notices.

We do hope parishioners and visitors will take advantage of the hard work done by volunteers to make our churches available in this way. These arrangements follow diocesan and government guidance and will be reviewed as these are updated.