Update – Messages of Condolence for HRH Prince Philip

Update – Messages of Condolence:

The advice still remains, along with the wishes of the Royal Family, that Books of Condolence should be online only.

The following online books of condolence are available:

The Royal Family Website

The Church of England Website

However, to support any of our residents who don’t have online access, we have placed boxes that can receive messages of condolence to be submitted by the Parish Council. They have been placed at All Saints Church and the Horseshoe Inn. Please place any messages in the box by 6pm on Friday 16th April. Comments can also be left at the Lawton Arms, either with staff or posted through the letter box. Please only use this service if you are absolutely unable to use the online facilities.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01270 883978.

Tributes for HRH Prince Philip

Floral Tributes for HRH Prince Philip:

On Sunday, Cllr Gareth Mitchell (Chairman of Church Lawton Parish Council), attended the service at All Saints’ Church and laid a floral tribute on behalf of all residents of Church Lawton in memory of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to alleviate the need for individuals to do so.

Given the current situation, the advice being passed down is that public flower tributes are not recommended (link). The Royal Family have suggested that members of the public may wish to make a donation to a favourite charity or to one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Patrinages instead.

Book of Condolence:

The advice being passed down and also the wishes of the Royal Family, are that Books of Condolence should be online only.

The following online books of condolence are available:

The Royal Family Website

The Church of England Website

We appreciate that this may be problematic for some of our residents who don’t have online access. We would be grateful if you have any friends, family or neighbours who may need some help, then ask them to contact the Parish Clerk on 01270 883978 before teatime on Friday 16th April and we will do what we can to help. The Horseshoe Public House has also offered to collect condolence messages to pass onto us but please only use this service if you are absolutely unable to use the online facilities or unable to contact the Clerk.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

A message from Cllr Gareth Mitchell, Chair of Church Lawton Parish Council:

The councillors and officers of Church Lawton Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Our thoughts are with the Royal family at this time.

We will provide more information regarding messages of condolence and floral tributes over the weekend.

Church Lawton Neighbourhood Plan

A small team is working with a planning consultant to complete the Church Lawton Neighbourhood Plan. If you would like to help with this, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Clerk for further information. This is your chance to input and shape the future of your parish and community.