Roy Chadwick funeral order of service



Roy Chadwick funeral order of service


Order of service for funeral of Roy Chadwick, Sydney Thorn and David Wilson on 27 August 1947.



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Nunc Dimittis
(To be sung as the coffins are borne from Church)

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to the word.
For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all people:
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the golry of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.

Committal Sentence
The coffins are lowered into the graves

The Committal

The Blessing

[cross symbol]

Requiescant in pace

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[cross symbol]

Funeral Service
Christ Church, Woodford
Wednesday, 27th August 1947

Roy Chadwick, C.B.E., F.R.Ac.S., M.Sc.
Sidney Albert Thorn
David James Baikie Wilson, D.F.C.

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Organ Voluntaries
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
Nocturne No. 13 in C minor – Chopin


Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd: therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture: and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul: and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me: thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide:
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide:
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day:
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away:
Change and decay in all around I see:
O Thou, Who changest not, abide with me.

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I need Thy Presence every passing hour:
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord abide with me.

I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless:
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness:
Where is death’s sting? Where, Grave, the victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy Cross before my closing eyes:
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies:
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee:
In life, in death. O Lord abide with me. Amen.


The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.
The darkness falls at Thy behest:
To Thee our morning hymns ascended.
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy Church unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light.
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

So be it, Lord: Thy Throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy Kingdom stands, and grows for ever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway. Amen.



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