BRADFORD will honour the Duke of Edinburgh with an online service of remembrance on the eve of his funeral.

The city’s cathedral will host a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at 6pm today, which can be viewed live on the cathedral’s YouTube channel.

The service will feature a welcome from the Dean of Bradford, The Very Reverend Jerry Lepine.

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This follows services held last weekend to mark the Duke’s death, last Friday aged 99.

Buildings in Bradford, including the Alhambra Theatre and City Hall, have been lit up in purple every day since the Duke's death and will continue until this Sunday.

Tomorrow’s funeral service will begin with a national minute’s silence at 3pm.

After the minute's silence the bell of Bradford’s City Hall will begin to toll once a minute for 99 minutes, to mark each year of the Duke’s life.

Flags across the district will remain at half-mast until 8am on the day after the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, when they will be raised to full mast.

Prince Philip’s ceremonial royal funeral will be held at St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, at 3pm tomorrow and will be shown live on BBC One and ITV.

Although the funeral will be shown live on the Big Screen in Bradford city centre, people are encouraged to watch this at home.

There will be a moment of reflection on Sunday in Keighley which will be led by the Reverend Dr Jonathan Prichard, with attendance from the Deputy Lord Lieutenant and representatives of local faith communities. 

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Doreen Lee, has written a letter of condolence on behalf of the people of the District to the Monarch’s Private Secretary, asking that condolences be passed to the Royal Family.

The Lord Mayor said: “Although I, along with many others, never met the Duke of Edinburgh, I know his life and service to the county, Her Majesty The Queen and the Commonwealth, has had an impact on a great many people’s lives.

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"This has been evidenced by the overwhelming tributes and reflections from individuals and organisations from across the whole of the Bradford district.

“Due to Covid-19 we are encouraging people to observe the minute’s silence at 3pm on Saturday in their own way at home or where ever they are, rather than gathering at City Park or in town centres across the district as we may have done.

“Businesses and organisations will, I am sure, be making their own tributes and people are asked to observe these in a respectful way."

The kick-off time for Bradford City's League Two clash at Harrogate Town tomorrow has been brought forward to 12.30pm due to the funeral service. 

Faith representatives and dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor of Bradford, gathered in City Park last Sunday for a socially-distanced multi-faith remembrance service.

Meanwhile, Calderdale Council is holding a special commemoration service at Halifax Minster today to honour His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The service will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.

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