HRH Prince Philip

Following the sad death of HRH Prince Philip,  Escrick Church will be open tomorrow, Saturday, between 2pm and 4pm should people wish to call in to light a candle, pay their respects and for private prayer.  Should anyone wish to lay flowers, they are very welcome to do so near the War Memorial in the Churchyard.  The Church flag is being flown at half-mast and a bell was tolled earlier today as a mark of respect.

Joining with other Bell towers across the country, one of our bells will also be tolled, half muffled, tomorrow at 12 Noon for 5 minutes.

Due to Covid considerations, there will not be a physical Book of Condolence, however electronic Books of Condolence have been opened by the Church of England and Royal Family at these links: and

With best wishes


Caroline Wandless



Richard Rowson 

Chair, Escrick Parish Council