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This morning we received from Bishop Richard the following letter which we have been asked to pass on to everyone;

Dear Colleagues


I hope that Easter went well and that you have been able to get some time for rest and renewal.


Further to the information that was published in Tuesday’s Bulletin, please find attached a note and press release from the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire about the planned service of Thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh to be held tomorrow at 5.00pm.  The note includes a direct link to the live broadcast (which will be available as a recording afterwards). 


There is also an on-line County Book of Condolence which is available at:


I would be grateful for your help in circulating these details as widely as possible. I appreciate that church newsletters and the like won’t go out until the weekend, and I realise that this is short notice, but if it is possible to include the details of both on your website and send out to your congregations as feasible (and anyone else you are in contact with) that would be much appreciated.


Thank you for your help with communicating this, and thank you also for what you are doing locally to commemorate Prince Philip’s life.


With best wishes




Bishop of Bedford

Bishop’s Lodge

Bedford Rd



MK44 3SS

01234 831432

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