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Christ Church to hold Prince Phillip memorial service

Prince Phillip Christ Church
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip at the Bundaberg Showgrounds in 1954. Photo: Picture Bundaberg

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Anglican Church on Saturday to commemorate the life and work of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle on the morning of 9 April 2021 at 99 years old.

Anglican Parish of Bundaberg's Charlene Savage said the memorial service, to be held on Saturday at 11 am, would include the ringing of church bells, prayers and live music in a fitting tribute to the Duke.

“The Queen is a defender of the faith and titular head of the Church of England,” she said.

“We thought it was very fitting to hold this service for Prince Phillip as he has had a lot to do with Australia and has achieved many things throughout his life.”

The Prince visited Bundaberg with the Queen during the royal tour of Australia in 1954.

He visited Australia 21 times over the years.

Prince Phillip's contribution to the country includes The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, which began in 1959 and has seen more than 775,000 Australians participate.

The Award is a leading structured youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance.

Prince Phillip memorial information

The Christ Church memorial service will be held from 11am this Saturday.

For those wishing to attend, registration are required and can be made by called the parish on 4151 3128 or emailing admin@bundaberganglican.org

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