Cassandra Jardine Memorial

Cassandra Jardine

16th November 1954 - 29th May 2012

On Thursday 20th September, 2012, at 11:30am a service of thanksgiving for the life of Cassandra Caroline Mary Jardine, the Daily Telegraph’s award winning feature writer, was held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.
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The Venerable David Meara delivered the bidding:

We come together in St Bride’s today to celebrate a life, the life of Cassandra Jardine, journalist, feature writer and columnist, who joined the Daily Telegraph in 1989 and worked there for the rest of her life. We remember her insatiable curiosity, her generosity of spirit, her sense of fun and her irrepressible sociability. We give thanks for her love for her family, and for the immense privilege of having known her and worked with her.

As we celebrate Cassandra’s life today, the years we shared with her and the love we received from her, help us to treasure our memories of her and by each memory turn our hearts to the things that are eternal, until we share with her that clearer vision when we shall see God face to face.



Kate Percival and William Chubb - Cass's Early and Married Life

Rupert Christiansen - Cass's Journalism


George and Dido Chubb read Ecclesiastes 3: 1-13

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

Christabel Chubb read Five Children? by Cassandra Jardine

Eliza Chubb read University by Cassandra Jardine


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

In Paradisum from Requiem – Fauré

Elegie opus 3, No 1 – Rachmaninov, played by Geoffrey Saba

Les pêcheurs de perles from Act 1, Pearl Fishers – Bizet

Smile – David Gilmour & Polly Simpson, performed by David Gilmour & Oliver Chubb

Everyday – Buddy Holly & Norman Petty, arr. Matthew Morley


Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Lord of all hopefulness

Tell out, my soul


congregation sitting for service


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