St Bride's: News - Anton Hammerl Memorial

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Anton Hammerl Memorial


Anton Lazarus Hammerl
1969 - 2011

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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 Church, Fleet Street.


The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:

Earlier this year some of us gathered here in St Bride's to keep vigil for Anton Hammerl. Today we come together again to commemorate his life and honour his memory. We celebrate today Anton, beloved and courageous South African photo journalist, who walked in other people's shoes, and shared their lives and their experiences with the world via his camera lens.

We honour his courage, his integrity and his humanity as today we thank God for his life and the privilege of having known him. And we commend him to Almighty God, trusting that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of God's love.



Edgar Martins

Karel Prinsloo

Clare Morgana Gillis


Penny Sukhraj read Romans 28 - 37

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28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written: " For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Maria Markantonatos, read from God has a Dream; A Vision of Hope for Our Times by Desmond Tutu


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

Suo Gan - arr. Clobury
Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
Angel - McLachlan arr. Jordan
Senzeni Na? (What have we done?) - Traditional
Perfect Day - Reed arr. Morley


Guide me, O thou great redeemer
Nearer, my God, to Thee
Mine eyes have seen the glory


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