Luke Pollard MP was honoured to attend a City of Plymouth Service of Thanksgiving yesterday afternoon to commemorate His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. The service began at 3pm and took place at the Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth.
The service was jointly conducted by The Rt Rev Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Plymouth and Reverend Joe Dent, Rector of the Minster church of St Andrew. It was attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Chris Mavin, Lady Arran, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Devon and other local civic dignitaries.
Following the Duke of |Edinburgh’s passing last Friday, Luke Pollard MP wrote:
I, and I’m sure the whole of Plymouth, join the nation in remembering the life of Prince Philip – a dedicated and extraordinary public servant. As a brave veteran of the Second World War and the Royal Navy, he visited our city frequently, supporting those who serve our country in uniform.
Prince Philip had strong connections with Plymouth, having visited the city alongside Her Majesty The Queen on several occasions. The Prince met service personnel at the naval base in Devonport on more than one occasion, and in 2012 he opened Plymouth University’s new Marine Building, also receiving an honorary doctorate from the university.
As a public service could not be held due to Coronavirus restrictions, the memorial service was pre-recorded so that it can be watched and shared.