St Bride's: News - Peter Guy Memorial

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St Bride's: News

Peter Guy Memorial

Peter Guy
(1938- 2009)

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Peter, typographer and former Secretary to the Wynkyn de Worde Society, was held at St Bride' s on 25th February 2010. The service was conducted by the Rector, David Meara.

The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:

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Plaque unveiled at a service at St Bride's celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wynkyn de Worde Society

We gather in St Bride's, in this place where printing has left an indelible mark, to celebrate the life and honour the memory of Peter Guy, typographer and book designer.

We celebrate his career working for 'amongst others, Chatto and Windus, the Folio Society, and as Head of Publishing at Gordon Fraser; his work as a teacher, his service as Chairman of the Ditchling Conference and as Secretary of the Wynkyn de Worde Society.

We remember him as a gregarious, warm hearted man, a generous host, a lover of books and music and history, a man whose family meant a great deal to him: a man of courage who faced his illness with stoicism and lived his life to the full. As we remember him today and give thanks for his life, so we commend him to God, and pray that at the end of his brief day is the eternity of God's love.


John Taylor & John Miles

Dominic Guy read John 14. 1-6
John Parfitt read In the Presence of Death by Lucius Seneca
John Vanderpump read Missed by P G Wodehouse.


St Bride's Choir performed the following Anthems & Songs:
Lux Aeterna - Sir Edward Elgar
Beatus Vir - Claudio Monteverdi
Cantique de Jean Racine - Gabriel Fauré
Laudate Dominum - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Night and Day - Cole Porter

I Vow To Thee, My Country
The Lord's My Shepherd

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