The Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh:
"It is with much sadness that we heard the news today of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Amidst the sadness at his death, the parishes of the Diocese of Bristol also give thanks for his life and service to our country and beyond, and for his support for Her Majesty the Queen.
I had the privilege of meeting the Duke of Edinburgh on a variety of occasions while I was Dean of Leicester. He advised me on a possible design for a new heating system in our Visitor Centre and was honest and humorous about the frustrations of illness which he bore with fortitude while continuing with royal duties and public commitments.
The prayers of the people of the Diocese of Bristol will combine with those of the nation and commonwealth for Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family in their grief. May they each find consolation and hope in Christ at this Easter time."
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