Category Archives: Tributes

Mark Chetwynd Godson 1943-2017

It was an immensely moving thanksgiving service for Mark Godson on Saturday 13th May.  Marquees were put up on both sides of St Swithun’s Church and were packed out as almost 300 people joined together to give thanks for the … Continue reading

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Iris Gray’s Thanksgiving Service 25th April 2017 by Revd Alex Pease

On a beautiful sunny April afternoon, 100 of us came to give thanks at St.Swithun’s Martyr Worthy for the life of Iris Gray, the widow of Harry Gray, and of Grace’s Farm Martyr Worthy. Revd. Alex Pease led the service … Continue reading

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Jane Ffennell 1927-2017

St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy was completely full for the Thanksgiving Service for Jane Ffennell on Tuesday 14th March 2017.   The hymns Be Thou My Vision, The King of Love my Shepherd is, Jane’s favourite For the Beauty of the … Continue reading

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Mark Skipwith 1944-2017

  Mark Skipwith’s funeral was held at Basingstoke Crematorium on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 1030am.  The entrance music was the Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams and the following hymns were sung: The Lords my Shepherd, Abide with Me and … Continue reading

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John Duncan Harris 1945-2016

About 130 of us went to the Service of Thanksgiving for John Harris held at St Mary’s Easton on Tuesday 6th December 2016.  The service included the hymns: Guide me O thou great redeemer, Praise my soul the king of … Continue reading

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Margaret Alice Harrison 1917-2016

On Thursday 10th November we held the funeral service at St John the Baptist Itchen Abbas for Margaret Harrison a former resident of Itchen Abbas. Her daughter Di chose the following hymns:  ‘I the Lord of Sea and Sky’, ‘The … Continue reading

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Lady Atkinson – a tribute

This tribute was written by Hazel’s family for her funeral and is copied here by permission. Hazel died on Sunday 18th September peacefully at home. Lady Hazel was born on 15th November 1927 in Carlisle, Cumbria. She attended the Carlisle … Continue reading

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