Prince Philip: Public Commemoration service for Duke of Edinburgh to be held at Halifax Minster

A public commemoration service will take place at Halifax Minster after the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:30 pm

In line with national guidance, a service on Friday April 16 at 4pm to honour The Duke of Edinburgh

The service will be led by The Vicar of Halifax and The Bishop of Huddersfield. It will be attended by Civic Leaders including The Mayor of Calderdale and The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.

Canon Hilary Barber, Vicar of Halifax, said: “It’s a huge privilege for the Minster to host this Commemoration Service for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, especially as the Patron to the Minster is the Crown.

Prince Philip has died at the age of 99 (Getty Images)

“We shall honour Prince Philip as we do for every Funeral or Memorial Service, thanking God for his gift of their life, and for the service to humanity they gave.”

The service is by ticket only due to COVID-19 restrictions, to reduce the likelihood of the virus spreading.

People can apply for tickets up until 12 noon on Thursday April 15 by emailing [email protected] The service will also be live-streamed on the Council’s YouTube channel.

an ongoing mark of respect, Calderdale Council is continuing to fly the Union flag at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall, and will do so until after The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

Councillor Dot Foster, the Mayor of Calderdale, said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and are paying our respects during this period of national mourning as we honour his incredible legacy.

“We know this is a difficult and upsetting time for many people. At a time when we wish to express grief and pay tribute, it’s still really important that we protect each other by reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”