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Toby Jessel Service

Toby Jessel Service

Date Time Location Price
Thursday, 30th May 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm St Margaret's Church Free, booking required Apply for tickets

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Toby Jessel will be held in St Margaret’s Church on Thursday 30th May 2019.

Former Conservative Member of Parliament, Toby Jessel, who died on 3rd December 2018, aged 84, was the great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Bearsted, founder of Shell.

Educated at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and Baillol College, Oxford, Toby was elected as the Member of Parliament for Twickenham at the 1970 general election, a seat he held for 27 years. Music vied with politics as his passion and he raised a great deal of support for children’s charities performing piano concertos, at St John’s Smith Square. 

The tragic death of his only daughter who was killed in a car accident aged 5 made him determined to see through legislation for the compulsory wearing of car seatbelts, which has saved many thousands of lives.

In 1980 he married the actress Eira Heath who survives him.


Tickets

You can apply for tickets to attend the service (free) online or by post.

Apply online

Visit the Eventbrite website to apply for tickets.

Apply by post

Write, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope, to:

Mr M Arnoldi
Room 30
20 Dean's Yard
London SW1P 3PA

Tickets will be posted by 14th May.


Westminster Abbey The Chapter Office Westminster Abbey 20 Dean's Yard London UK SW1P 3PA

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