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Judith Mooney Memorial

Judith Mooney Memorial

Judith Mooney
5th April 1964 - 29th December 2014

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On Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving and celebration for the life of Judith Mooney was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

The BIDDING PRAYER

The Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce delivered the bidding:-

We are here to honour the memory and to celebrate the life of Judith Mooney, who was much loved, and will be remembered with great affection by those who knew her.

As we remember her with thanksgiving today, we give thanks for all that she has meant to us, and for all that she was.

Almighty God, you love everything that you have made, and judge us with infinite mercy and compassion.  As we celebrate Judith's life here today, we give thanks that, by your grace, you turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life and the sorrow of parting into the joy of heaven; through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who died, who rose again, and who lives for ever more.  Amen.

Amen.

ADDRESSES

Jeff Randall


READINGS

Damien McCrystal read Revelation 21: 1-7

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21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Lynn Moorlen read Afterglow by Helen Lowrie Marshall

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I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

MUSIC

The choir & organist of St Bride's performed the following anthems and songs:-

Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré

Ave Maria - Schubert

Lux Aurumque - Whitacre

The Carnival Is Over - Springfield arr. Martin Bussey

Hymns:

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Lord Of All Hopefulness

I Vow To Thee My Country

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