St Bride's: News

In Memoria

As the church of the local, regional, national and international media, St Bride's has hosted a great many services commemorating and celebrating the lives of journalists, reporters, broadcasters, cameramen, editors and proprietors. But we also have a permanent memorial to all those who have died, gone missing or been kidnapped whilst striving to bring us the news. Our Journalists' Altar, in the north-east chapel of St Bride's, is a constant focal point for those across the globe who have put themselves in grave danger so that we can be informed of events and regimes that could otherwise go unscrutinised.

We also host thanksigivng services for those from local companies, the wider world of communication, and those with no specific attachment to St Bride's other than a love of its architecture, music and ambience.

Norman Boakes Memorial

On Thursday 26th June a service of thanksgiving for the life of Norman Boakes was held at St Bride's Church

John Cole Memorial

On Thursday 15th May, 2014, at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of John Cole was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. The BIDDING PRAYER The Venerable David Meara delivered the bidding:- We gather to celebrate the...

Brian Hitchen Memorial

On Thursday 8th May a service of thanksgiving for the life of Brian Hitchen was held at St Bride's Church

Hugo Dunn-Meynell Memorial

On Wednesday 2nd April a service of thanksgiving for the life of Hugo Arthur Dunn-Meynell was held at St Bride's Church.

Barbara Kester Memorial

On Friday 21st March a service of thanksgiving for the life of Barbara Jan Kester was held at St Bride's.

Richard Fyjis-Walker Memorial

On Friday 14th March a service of thanksgiving for the life of Richard Fyjis-Walker was held at St Bride's.

Ann Lewis OBE Memorial

On Wednesday 26th February a service of thanksgiving for the life of Ann Lewis OBE was held at St Bride's.

Journalists' Charity Thanksgiving Service

On Thursday, 20th February, at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving celebrating 150 years of the Journalists' Charity was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. The BIDDING PRAYER The Venerable David Meara delivered the bidding:- One hundred and fifty years...

Dessa Trevisan OBE Memorial

On Wednesday 19th February a service of thanksgiving for the life of journalist Dessa Trevisan OBE was held at St Bride's.

Sir John Batten Memorial

On Friday 17th January, a service of thanksgiving for the life of Sir John Batten, the Queen's Physician, was held at St Bride's Church.

David Barclay Memorial

On Wednesday 20th November a service of thanksgiving for the life of David Barclay, Guildsman of St Bride's, was held at St Bride's

Graham Usher Memorial

On Thursday 14th November a service of thanksgiving for the life of Graham Usher, political activist and journalist, was held at St Bride's

A Mission in Peril

A service to commemorate and celebrate all those in the media industry whose mission to bring us the news faces peril and uncertainty was held at St Bride's on 12th November

Dan O'Lone Funeral

On Wednesday 6th November a service of thanksgiving for the life of Dan O'Lone was held at St Bride's

Roland Dallas Memorial

On 31st October a service of thanksgiving for the life of journalist, Roland Dallas was held at St Bride's.

Alex McKie Memorial

On Thursday 3rd October a service of thanksgiving for the life of Alex McKie was held at St Bride's.

Richard Fyjis-Walker Funeral

On Thursday 26th September a funeral service for Richard Alwyne Fyjis-Walker was held at St Bride's.

Kenneth Minogue Memorial

On Tuesday 24th September a service of thanksgiving for the life of Kenneth Minogue was held at St Bride's.

Richard Beeston Memorial

On Friday 20th September a service of thanksgiving was held at St Bride's for journalist, Richard Beeston.

Ronnie Payne Memorial

On Tuesday 8th October, at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Ronnie Payne, journalist and foreign correspondent, was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. The BIDDING PRAYER The Venerable David Meara delivered the bidding:- We gather...

Alan Brock Memorial

On Thursday 20th June a service of thanksgiving for the life of Alan Brock was held at St Bride's.

Paddy Fraser Funeral

On Monday 10th June a funeral service for Paddy Fraser was held at St Bride's Church

Marius Gray Memorial

On Wednesday 5th June, a service of thanksgiving for the life of Marius Gray was held at St Bride's

Tom Aspell Memorial

On Thursday 23rd May a service of thanksgiving for the life of Tim Aspell, foreign correspondent, was held at St Bride's.

William Letwin Memorial

On Thursday 2nd May a service of thanksgiving for the life of William Letwin was held at St Bride's.

Peter Geofroy Holt Tory Memorial

On Thursday 18th April, a service of thanksgiving and celebration for the life of Peter Geofroy Holt Tory, journalist, was held at St Bride's

Christopher Robbins Memorial

On Monday 8th April a service of thanksgiving for the life of Christopher Robbins, journalist and writer, was held at St Bride's

Terry Lloyd, Frédéric Nérac, Hussein Osman & Gaby Rado Memorial

On Tuesday 26th March a service of thanksgiving celebrating the lives of Terry Lloyd, Frédéric Nérac, Hussein Osman & Gaby Rado was held by ITN at St Bride's

Padraic Fallon Memorial

On 20th March a service of thanksgiving for the life of journalist, Padraic Fallon was held at St Bride's Church

Robert Larry Klinger Funeral

On Tuesday 12th February a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life of journalist, Robert Larry Klinger, was held

Tim Rix Memorial

On Wednesday 6th February a service of thanksgiving for the life of Tim Rix, publisher, was held at St Bride's

Bob Edwards Memorial

On Thursday 24th January a service of thanksgiving for the life of Bob Edwards, newspaper editor, was held at St Bride's

Noel Botham Funeral

On 5th December a funeral service was held at St Bride's Church for Noel Botham, journalist, writer & landlord.

Derek Jameson Memorial

On Wednesday 28th November a service of thanksgiving for the life of Derek Jameson, journalist and editor, was held at St Bride's

Colin Ian McIntyre Memorial

On Friday 16th November a service of thanksgiving for the life of Colin McIntyre, founding editor of Ceefax, was held.

Seamus Deane Potter Memorial

On Tuesday 6th November a service of thanksgiving for the life of Seamus Potter, veteran Fleet Street journalist, was held

A Hard Calling - Reporting from the Frontline

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On Monday 22nd October a service to commemorate those who have died in the conflicts of the 21st Century while bringing us the news was held at St Bride's

Horst Faas Memorial

On Thursday 18th October, 2012, a service of thanksgiving for the life of Horst Faas, the award winning war photographer was held at St Bride's

Cassandra Jardine Memorial

On Thursday 20th September a service of thanksgiving for the life of Cassandra Jardine, the Daily Telegraph's award winning feature writer, was held at St Bride's

Dennis Signy Memorial

On Thursday 13th September, 2012, at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Dennis Signy OBE, football journalist was held

David Walter Memorial

On Wednesday 27th June, 2012, a service of thanksgiving for the life of David Walter, journalist and political commentator, was held

James Whitaker Memorial

On Tuesday 8th May, 2012, at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of James Whitaker, royal reporter, was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

Jim Anderson Funeral

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On Friday 24th February a funeral service was held at St Bride's Church for journalist, Jim Anderson.

Nick Smith Memorial

On Thursday 26th January, 2012, at 12:00 noon a service of thanksgiving for the life of Nick Smith, sub-editor, was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

Geoff Thompson Memorial

On Tuesday 24th January, 2012, a service of thanksgiving for the life of Geoff Thompson, sports writer and editor, was held at St Bride's Church.

Peter Paterson Memorial

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On 1st December 2011 a service of thanksgiving for the life of journalist Peter Paterson was held at St Bride's Church

Christopher Woodbridge Memorial

On 10th November 2011 a service of thanksgiving for the life of Christopher Woodbridge was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

The Price of Freedom

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A service to commemorate journalists, cameramen and support staff who have lost their lives while bringing us the news

Esme Mary Gabriel, Dowager Countess of Cromer, Memorial

On 28th September 2011 a service of thanksgiving for the life of Esme Mary Gabriel, Dowager Countess of Cromer, was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.

Brian Chappell Memorial

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On Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Brian Chappell was held at St Bride's Church.

Anton Hammerl Memorial

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On Thursday 8th September 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Anton Lazarus Hammerl was held at St Bride's

Phil Cozens Memorial

On Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Phil Cozens was held at St Bride's Church.

Mark Hanson Memorial

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On Thursday 9th June 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Mark Hanson was held at St Bride's Church.

Peter Howard-Williams Memorial

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On Wednesday 25th May 2011 a service of thanksgiving was held at St Bride's Church for the life of "Mr Cinema", Peter Howard-Williams.

Robin Richard Allen Memorial

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On Wednesday 18th May 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving was held at St Bride's Church for the life of Robin Richard Allen, journalist & writer.

Reg Frary Memorial

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On Thursday 31st March 2011 at 3:30pm a service of thanksgiving was held at St Bride's for the life of Reg Frary.

Roy Addison Memorial

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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

John Mellon Memorial

On Wednesday 16th February 2011 at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of John Mellon was held at St Bride's.

Tony Douglas Memorial

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On Thursday 20th January at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving and celebration for the life of advertising executive, Tony Douglas was held.

Robert Sandall Memorial

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St Bride's hosted a service of thanksgiving for the life of Robert Sandall, writer, rock journalist, broadcaster and wine expert on 17th November.

Truth At All Costs

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On November 12th 2010 a service was held at St Bride's in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to commemorate those who have died across the world during the first ten years of the 21st Century.

Sir Michael Angus Memorial

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On Friday 29th October at 3pm a celebration of the life of Sir Michael Angus, former Chairman of Unilever and President of the CBI was held at St Bride's Church.

James Kinlay Memorial

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of James Kinlay was held at St Bride's on Thursday 21st October at 11:30am.

Neil Mainland Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Neil Mainland, highly respected PR man and former journalist, was held at St Bride's in September.

Alan Ruddock Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Alan Ruddock, reporter and editor, at St Bride's on Thursday, 16th September, 2010.

Harry Carpenter Memorial

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Harry Carpenter, the "voice of boxing", was held at St Bride's on Tuesday, 25th May, 2010.

Alan Watkins Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Alan Watkins, journalist at The Independent, was held at St Bride' s on Monday, 24th May, 2010.

Trevor Turner Memorial

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The funeral of Trevor Turner, former Churchwarden of St Bride's, was held on Thursday, 20th May 2010.

Sir Denis Alfred Marshall Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Sir Denis Marshall, former President of the Law Society, was held at St Bride' s on 12th May 2010.

Peter Guy Memorial

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On 25th February St Bride's hosted a service of thanksgiving for the life of Peter Guy, typographer & book designer

Bill Bateson Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Bill Bateson, former Sports Editor of The News Of The World, was held at St Bride's.

Mark Campbell Memorial

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Mark Campbell, retail fund manager, was held at St Bride' s on 2nd February 2010.

Ian Blythe Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Ian Blythe, Market Researcher and Past-Master, Worshipful Company of Marketors, was held at St Bride' s on 20th November 2009.

Keiron Root Memorial

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Keiron Root, editor of What Investment magazine, was held at St Bride' s on 4th November 2009.

Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

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On 7th October St Bride's held a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist, author and human rights activist

Sir Clement Freud Memorial

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On 24th April 2009 at noon a funeral service was held for Sir Clement Freud at St Bride's Church.

"WITNESS"

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Proportionally the war in Iraq has been more deadly for journalists than for coalition forces.

Remembering Gaby - Worldwide

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It was perhaps entirely appropriate that the Memorial Service for journalist Gaby Rado should be the subject of a unique live webcast