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On Sunday 30th October at the service of Choral Evensong, we marked All Souls' tide, remembering many of our friends and loved ones who have died, both recently and a long time ago.
The Church has long recognised the importance of remembering, which is significant in a whole range of ways. The simple act of reading out the names of those we are asked to commemorate helps us to remember them with love, and honour their memories and their importance in our lives.
With the church in darkness, the names were read out from the West end and for each name, a candle was lit on the altar at the East end. At the end of this moving ceremony, the altar was left in a blaze of light from the many individual small flames and we were invited to contemplate this scene as the choir sang the Stanford anthem Justorum Animae ("The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God").
The names of those that were remembered on Sunday are listed below and we would be happy to include any names you wish to add next year.
ALEC SMITH, HEATHER SMITH, ALAN COHEN, SUE ASH, IAN BLYTHE, VERA SILVER, LUCY MILLARD, ISOBEL MCSHERRY, DAISY GARDNER, JOAN HART, BEN NISBET, DOREEN NISBET, BRIAN CHAPPELL, PEGGIE DIKE NOLAN, BETTY HART, PATRICK HENNESSY, IRENE HENNESSY, TRISH KEENAN, OLIVE MARTIN, GEORGE BARNETT, VALERIE BLUNDEN, CISS SHELLEY, PETER SMITH, VENETIA SMITH, DICK FYJIS-WALKER, NATASHA SUMAROKOV-ELSTON, MARGOT TRACEY, SONYA WACZNADZE, TARNIA GARDENER, SONYA CROOKS, JACK TUCKER, LARRY ABEL, FREDERICK WILLIAM HOCKING, BARBARA HICKS, RICHARD MCKANE, JEANNE SEATON, ROBERT SEATON, MELANIE ORGILL, WILLIAM BOLTON, SANDRA BREEN, NATALIE IRVING, NEIL IRVING, SUSAN HEMINGTON, DAVID WATTS, MELVA LIZCANO, ISIDRO LIZCANO, MABEL LOAIZA, CARMEN GUACANEME, DELL PAINTER, TONY PAINTER, IRENE NAHRUNG, KONRAD NAHRUNG, LOUISE ADDISON, JOHNSON ADENIJI, FELICIA ADENIJI, JOHN LAKE, PATRICIA INGHAM, DENNIS HACKETT, 'BREC' WILLIAMS, EILEEN WILLIAMS, RAYMOND MADDISON, EDWARD BUTCHER, TOM PENRICE, DEE PENRICE, GILL MASON, LUKE BALDOCK, ESTHER VAN KOOTEN, JAN MEIJER, CLARISSA DICKSON-WRIGHT, JANE BOWN, MARIA GOLOVNINA, JOAN BARCLAY, DAVID BARCLAY, TIM BROADBENT, BRIAN NICHOLSON, CAROLE SEYMOUR JONES, ADRIAN BERRY -VISCOUNT CAMROSE, JAMIE MCDONALD, DUNCAN INNES, KEVIN HAND, STEVE TURNER, GILLIAN O'CONNOR, GRAHAM USHER, GLADYS LOMAS, BOB LOMAS, MARGARET POPPLEWELL, DAVID COLLISCHON, SARAH CORP, JOHN COLLEY, DAN DOHERTY, MARTIN HANLON, JOHN PETERSEN, EUNICE WELLINGS, JONATHAN LINCOLN, MARK UPTON, JAMES BROLAN, PAUL DOUGLAS, PETER FALLER, CHARLOTTE FALLER, NICHOLAS SABA, SALLY TAYLOR, JOHN ROWLAND, PRIEST, VANESSA LLOYD-DAVIES, MARY BETTERTON, RICHARD SMALLEY, ROBERT DAVEY, MIRIAM DAVEY, VERONICA HUGHES, RICHARD HUGHES, ALAN MARTIN, GWEN BURGESS, BRIAN BELLINGHAM, SIMON WALL, DAVID BRAIN, HEATHER HARRIES, VAUGHAN HARRIES, BERT PERKINS, DEREK ALLEN, TREVOR JAMES, JAMES HENRY, ANN ROY HENRY