The Venerable David Meara delivered the Bidding:
We gather today to celebrate the life and honour the memory of Robert Sandall, rock music journalist, musician, for a time Director of Communications at Virgin Records, writer and radio presenter, proud husband and father.
We remember a talented, stylish and erudite man, warm and sympathetic, and mourn his untimely death from cancer.
As we give thanks for him today, and all he meant as husband, father, colleague and friend, so we give 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.
Dylan Jones on journalism
Michael Berkeley on music
Grace Sandall, Robert’s daughter, read her own poem The Garden
Mary Bluff, Robert’s sister, read Revelation 21, v 1-7
Simon Kelner on wine
The choir & organist of St Bride’s Choir performed the following anthems and songs:
In Paradisum from Requiem – Duruflé
Nisi Dominus – Vivaldi
Libiamo from La Traviata – Verdi
In Memoriam – Berkeley
O Happy Day – trad. arr. Kirby Shaw
Wild Horses – Jagger/Richards arr. Jones
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
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