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On Wednesday 2nd February 2011 at 3:30pm a service was held at St Bride's in celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Roy Addison, Director of Press & Publicity at Thames Television, then Director of Communications at Pearson Television and latterly Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications at RTL.
The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:
We gather here at St Bride's today to celebrate the life and honour the memory of Roy Addison, Journalists and PR Executive, Director of Press and Publicity at Thames Television, Director of Communication for Pearson Television, then in charge of Corporate Communications for RTL, and a fellow of the Royal Television Society.
We give thanks for his integrity, his warm-hearted generosity, his wise council, and calm caring personality. We remember his passion for sport, especially cricket, his love of travel, good wine and London life.
We remember him as a congenial and widely trusted colleague, and as a devoted family man, loving father and grandfather, uncle and godfather. As we celebrate his life today so we commend him to God's care and keeping, trusting that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of God's love.
David Elstein, former Director of Programmes, Thames Television
Ray Snoddy, media journalist & broadcaster
John Hambley, TV & film producer
Sarah Bourke, friend, read Ecclesiastes 3, v. 1-13
Barney Addison, Roy's son, read Dear Dad by anon.
The choir & organist of St Bride's Choir performed the following anthems and songs:
In Paradisum from Requiem - Fauré
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
The Blue Bird - Stanford
Magnificat Anima Mea - Rutter
When You're Smiling - Shay, Fisher & Goodwin, arr. Morley
Lord of all Hopefulness