Abbey remembers Canon Jane Sinclair

Thursday, 7th October 2021

The former Reverend Canon Jane Sinclair

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of the Reverend Canon Jane Sinclair was held in St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, on Thursday 7th October 2021.

Jane Sinclair had a distinguished ministry as a parish priest, theological educator, liturgist, cathedral precentor, archdeacon, and Canon of Westminster.

She retired from the Abbey in April 2020 after five-and-a-half years during which time she was a well-loved and deeply valued member of the Abbey community. She died in January this year.

The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, who said: 'We meet to give thanks for the life and work of Jane Sinclair. We remember her gifts as preacher, and teacher, in committee, in wise counsel, and in friendship.'

The Address was given by the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol.

The Reverend Prebendary Dr Fiona Stewart-Darling read Proverbs 9: 1-6; and the Reverend Andrew Sinclair read Romans 16: 1-16.

The Reverend Ricarda Witcombe read the poem A Summer Day by Mary Oliver.

Prayers were led by the Reverend Mark Birch, Precentor of Westminster Abbey; and the Reverend Anthony Ball, Rector of St Margaret’s.

The service was sung by the St Margaret’s Consort conducted by Greg Morris, Director of Music. The organ was played by Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey.