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The BIDDING PRAYER
The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:
We meet today to celebrate the life and honour the memory of Ian Blythe, a consummate professional in his career in Market Research, a staunch upholder of tradition as member and Chairman of the Publicity Club of London and member and Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors; a good and loyal comrade in the Essex Regiment, and a successful and versatile sportsman in his earlier years.
We remember Ian as a true gentleman, a good and kindly friend to many, a convivial and clubbable companion, a loving and devoted husband to Doreen. We celebrate today a life well and fully lived, and as we give thanks for him so we commend Ian to Almighty God, trusting that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of his love.
Conal Gregory, Wine Consultant & Author
Dr Roger Hood, Past-Master, Worshipful Company of Marketors
Peter Goudge read John, v.1-6.
Michael Shirley read "He is gone" by David Harkins
John Burgess read "How do you live your life" by Linda Ellis
St Bride's Choir performed the following Anthems & Songs:
Psalm 123 - Brother James Air
In Paradisum from Requiem - Gabriel Fauré
Bring Us, O Lord God - William Harris
I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General - William Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Ascot Gavotte from My Fair Lady - Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe
A bugler, Howard Rowntree, performed the Last Post and Reveillé.
Ye Holy Angels Bright
O Worship The King