The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The President of the Methodist Conference, The Revd Richard Teal, has made the following statement:
"We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We will remember Prince Philip's dedicated support of Her Majesty The Queen for over 70 years, and his long and exceptional service to the country and to the Commonwealth. We thank God for the Duke's commitment to hundreds of voluntary organisations and the positive impact his Award Scheme has had on the lives of millions of young people.
In her grief, we pray that the Queen will be comforted by her strong faith in the days and weeks ahead and we extend our condolences to her and all of the Royal Family"
While many of our churches are unable to open right now, everyone is invited to join our online worship which can be found on our Worship at Home page