It is with great sadness that it has been announced that HRH Prince Philip has died at the age of 99 on 9th April.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Our immediate thoughts and prayers are for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.

Along with The Town Council of Paddock Wood, St Andrew’s will be offering the community the opportunity to visit the church over the next week, to pray privately.

The Royal Household has requested that members of the public do not leave floral tributes or gather in public places to offer their respects. The Palace has suggested that people could donate to charity instead, if they wish to do so.

St Andrew’s will open at the following times:

Saturday 10th April from 1.00pm until 5.00pm

Sunday 11th April from 1.00pm until 5.00pm

Monday 12th until Friday 16th from 9.00am until 12.00pm

Due to COVID restriction we will not be offering a Book of Condolence and it is suggested that you use any of the following:

Buckingham Palace e-Book of Condolence

Church of England Remembrance

Paddock Wood Town Council