Published: Tuesday, 13th Apr 2021

Bolton residents will pay their respects to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh at a memorial service later this week.

The service will be held at Bolton Parish Church on Friday 16 April at 6pm.

The service will be led by the Vicar of Bolton and tickets are on a first come first served basis from Eventbrite.

Tickets will be available from 5pm today (April 14).

Due to COVID-19  restrictions, numbers will be limited but the service will also be live streamed using Microsoft Teams for those who are unable to attend.

Anyone using a laptop or PC will be able to watch using their internet browser.

Anyone watching on a smartphone or tablet can watch by downloading the Microsoft Teams App in advance.

In addition to the memorial service:

  • Flags on council buildings will remain at half-mast until the morning after the funeral
  • An online book of condolence is available at
  • Due to COVID restrictions, people are asked not to lay flowers in public but to instead consider a donation to The National Emergencies Trust
  • Last Saturday, the Mayor of Bolton Cllr Linda Thomas laid a memorial wreath on behalf of the borough, adding “I know that my sadness will be shared across Bolton”

At 3pm on the day of the funeral, Saturday April 17, there will be a national one-minute silence.

In line with National Protocol, there will be no public observation of the silence and no public service on Victoria Square in Bolton.