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Phil Cozens Memorial

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Phil Cozens
1934 - 2011

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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.


The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:

We gather today to celebrate the life and honour the memory of Phil Cozens, City Journalist legend of the financial markets, and latterly Citywire's Markets reporter, who served investors with news for nearly 40 years.

We remember a talented, stylish and committed colleague, warm and sympathetic, and we mourn his untimely death.

As we give thanks for him today, and all he meant as husband, father, colleague and friend, so we rejoice in the privilege of having known him; and we commend him to God's care and keeping, trusting that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of God's love.



David Bick

Tom Winnifrith

Chris Cozens, Phil's son


Nick Bealer read Revelation 21, v. 1-7

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 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Lawrence Lever, read He Is Gone David Harkins

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You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


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

God Be In My Head - Walford Davies
Bring Us, O Lord God - Harris
My Friend - performed by Les Ames
The Parting Glass - Irish trad., arr Gant


Thine Be The Glory
Lord Of All Hopefulness


Citywire, Richard Lander

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