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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Neil Mainland, industrial journalist at the Daily Telegraph before moving into financial PR in the late 1980s, was held at St Bride's on Wednesday 22nd September at 11:30am.
The BIDDING PRAYER
The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:
We gather today in St Bride's to celebrate the life and honour the memory of Neil Mainland, journalist and PR Consultant who began his career on the Today Newspaper , moving to the Daily Telegraph and later working for LBC. He moved into public relations eventually forming his own agency Broadgate Mainland, and was a highly respected practitioner in the industry.
We remember him as a consummate professional, a true gentleman, a loving husband and father to Maggie and Angus, with a wide circle of friends, and a passion for motor racing and cars.
He faced his illness with fortitude and few complaints, and we are now left to mourn his untimely death and give thanks for the privilege of having known him. As we remember him today so we commend him to almighty God, trusting that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of God's love.
Brenda Bates read Ecclesiastes 3, v 1-13
Angus Mainland & Jules Perry read an excerpt from the biography of Rob Walker, motor racing team owner/manager
Mike Spicer read an excerpt from Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
The choir & organist of St Bride's Choir performed the following anthems and songs:
Air from Orchestral Suite No 3 - J S Bach
God Be In My Head - Walford Davies
Be Thou My Vision - Rutter
Sanctus from Requiem - Fauré
Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson - Handel
Someone Like You - Van Morrison
Te Deum - Marc Antony Charpentier
Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven
Tell Out, My Soul
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