The Bishop of Lynn will lead prayers for the families and colleagues of those who lost their lives in Tuesday’s helicopter crash this Sunday.
The Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, will join the congregation of St Nicholas’ Church, Salthouse for their service on Sunday morning at 9.15am.
Candles will be lit in memory of the four crew members who died, and prayers will be said for the families, friends and colleagues of those who lost their lives as well as for the people of Salthouse and Cley and for the emergency services. The Bishop will be assisted by the Revd Frank Clarke, Assistant Priest in the parish.
Speaking on behalf of the Bishop of Norwich, who is currently away, the Bishop of Lynn said, “We have all been shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of the four crew members involved in Tuesday’s crash. Words can be of little help at this time to the families, friends and colleagues of those who lost their lives, but in services across the Diocese we will be remembering them in our prayers this Sunday, as well as those in Cley and Salthouse and members of the emergency services, many of whom have been left shaken by this tragedy.
“Often when a tragedy like this happens, people want to pray but are not sure how. The best prayers come straight from the heart, but the prayer below can be used by any who wish to remember before God those whose lives have been affected.”
“God of all consolation, we pray for all those whose lives have been affected by Tuesday’s helicopter crash. We ask for comfort for those who have been bereaved, courage for the colleagues of the crew, strength for the emergency services, peace for communities of Salthouse and Cley. Grant to all who have been affected by this tragedy your light and hope, for we pray in the name our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.”