REMEMBERING HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH IN THE THEYDON PARISHES
Following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9th April, our prayers are offered for the repose of his soul, and for Her Majesty the Queen and the whole Royal Family.
Sunday worship will continue as planned and special prayers will be said in all services
On Saturday 10th April, a single bell tolled at Theydon Garnon, Theydon Bois, and Stapleford Tawney. A short video of this can be found on our Facebook page
The Theydon Parishes will join with others across the country, holding a special service of commemoration for the life of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh at 6pm on Friday 16th April (the day before his funeral service). Following national guidance, this service will be held on Zoom, and the codes to access the service will be circulated by email and published on this website on Wednesday.
Books of condolence are open online at https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip
Bishop Guli and Bishop Peter have both shared their condolences.
Bishop Guli said:
"I am very sorry to learn about the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We pray for Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the Commonwealth and the Nation and we give thanks for The Duke of Edinburgh's extraordinary life of duty and dedication."
Bishop Peter said:
"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Diocese of Chelmsford are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, our nation and commonwealth.
At this time of great sadness, we remember with gratitude The Duke of Edinburgh's extraordinary contribution as consort to Her Majesty the Queen. He has devoted his adult life to our service and the loving support of Her Majesty, for which we are thankful.”
Rev John Fry – Vicar of the Theydon Parishes
NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICES AT ST MARY'S STAPLEFORD TAWNEY & ST MICHAEL'S THEYDON MOUNT
Set in beautiful rural surroundings, St Michael's Theydon Mount and St.Mary's Stapleford Tawney are sister churches. At both you will find an atmosphere that is loving, caring and welcoming to all. We aim to nurture each other to grow in faith together, through quality worship, bible teaching and prayer, sharing the love of God in Christ with others by example and our activities in the community and wider world.
Whatever your reason for visiting, you are welcome at any of our services. Services alternate each week between the two churches. So please check our Services page for further details.
Find full details of all our services and their locations for the coming weeks and months.
A church is a building, our people are our faith. Come and see what everyone is doing.
Special occasions with spiritual meaning from weddings, baptisms and funerals can be arranged.
Saint Michael's Church
Saint Mary's Church
Stapleford Tawney, Romford