Melton stages memorial service for Duke of Edinburgh

Dozens of people attended a special memorial service yesterday (Sunday) in Melton to remember the life and service of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 3:19 pm
Rev Kevin Ashby take a memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh outside Melton's St Mary's Church on Sunday morning EMN-210419-095009001

Team rector, the Rev Kevin Ashby, officiated at the event, which was held in the ‘turnaround’ outside St Mary’s Church, at 10.45am.

The 73 who attended included Mayor of Melton, Councillor Malise Graham MBE, with his wife Pam, and Councillor Pam Posnett, who is chair of Leicestershire County Council and a borough councillor.

It followed a service inside the church which was held to dedicate the new furnishings and furniture inside the historic building.

This service, which had 80 socially-distanced worshippers present, was streamed online but a problem with the church wi-fi meant it could not be viewed.

Go to www.melton.leicester.anglican.org if you would like to watch a recording of the event.