Following the news today of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Dean John has shared this message of condolence:

‘We were very sorry to hear of the death this morning of HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We would like to assure Her Majesty the Queen, and members of the royal family, of our heartfelt prayers at this sad time. Prince Philip was a beloved husband, father and faithful servant of the common good. His Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme in particular brought enrichment to the lives of many thousands of young people. My own experience of participating in the scheme and travelling to the Palace to receive my gold award from him as a teenager was a formative occasion which has continued to inspire me. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.’

Dean John’s message of condolence