St Bride's: News - James Kinlay Memorial

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St Bride's: News

James Kinlay Memorial


James Kinlay
1926 - 2010

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of James Kinlay, former deputy editor of the Sunday Express, who worked alongside the legendary editor John Junor, was held at St Bride's on Thursday 21st October at 11:30am.


The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:

We gather in St Bride's, parish church of Fleet Street, to celebrate the life and honour the memory of James Kinlay, proud Scotsman and Glaswegian, whose journalistic career began far away in Kenya, continued on Fleet Street with the Evening Standard, and then on the Sunday Express where he eventually became Deputy Editor.

After serving such legendary editors as John Gordon and Sir John Junor, James eventually took early retirement after 34 years rediscovering Scotland, the game of Bridge and enjoying his children and grandchildren.

Sadly Elizabeth died some years ago, but James continued to treasure her memory until the day he died.

He will be remembered as a cultural man with a passion for the arts, a man possessed of a great sense of humour, a man of old fashioned virtues, a man who loved the craft of journalism, a family man. As we remember James today, so we commend him to Almighty God, confident that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of God's love.



Peter MacKay
Jim Murray


Morven Kinlay read I Corinthians 13, v 1-10
Deborah Kinlay read Revelation 21, v 1-6


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

Largo from Xerxes - Handel
God Be In My Head - Walford Davies
Dona Nobis Pacem from B Minor Mass - Bach
Gloria from Coronation Mass - Mozart
Vissi d'Arte from Tosca - Puccini
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach

Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven
Lord Of All Hopefulness
He Who Would Valiant Be


Bromley Times Obituary

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