High Sheriff and chaplains hold multi-faith thanksgiving for life of Duke of Edinburgh

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain MBE in the company of seven clerics from the leading faiths, has held a multi-denominational Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Imam Hussain, who was assisted by the Under Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Michael Payne, and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson OBE, paid tribute to His Royal Highness the Prince Philip in the online service, recorded just 48 hours before his funeral in Windsor.

Imam Hussain said: “The loss of Prince Philip has been felt widely across our nation, the Commonwealth and the world at large. We give thanks for his life, for his unstinting, selfless, public service; for his dedication, duty and commitment to the common good and most of all for his love and dedication to Her Majesty The Queen.”

A recording and transcript of the thanksgiving service, which included the following chaplains, can be found via the following link at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/payingtribute.

Imam Monawar Hussain MBE
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire

Dr al-Hafidh Kamel Ait Tahar
High Sheriff’s Muslim Chaplain

Father Philip Ritchie
High Sheriff’s Anglican Chaplain

Penny Faust
High Sheriff’s Jewish Chaplain

Bede Gerrard
Reader in the Orthodox Church

Dr Gian Gopal
High Sheriff’s Hindu Chaplain

Gurdip Singh Saini
High Sheriff’s Sikh Chaplain

Dr Stephen Vickers
High Sheriff’s Baha’i Chaplain