In memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021

Rutland’s churches are joining those across the country in tolling a single bell at 12.00 noon on 10th April 2021, to mark the sad loss of HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021.

Bells will also be tolled prior to church services throughout the week of mourning that has been declared.

A single bell will be tolled 99 times to mark each year of his long and remarkable life.

Rutland County Council has opened a book of condolences to which all are invited to contribute.

Prince Philip asked that flowers should not be laid in his memory, so the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland has established a fund to create a long-lasting Memorial Heritage Orchard, containing fruit trees relevant to the history of Rutland, at the Rutland Showground.

More information and an explanation of how to donate is on the Lord Lieutenant’s website.