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Rear Admiral Kenneth Snow remembered at Abbey

Monday, 19th March 2012

Rear Admiral Kenneth Snow remembered at Abbey

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Rear-Admiral Kenneth Snow CB, Receiver General of Westminster Abbey between 1987 and 1998, and the Interment of Ashes in the Cloisters, was held at the Abbey on Saturday 17th March 2012.

The service was attended by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir David Brewer CMG JP, and the Lord Mayor of Westminster Locum Tenens Mr Alan Bradley.

In his Bidding the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said:

We come to celebrate and give thanks to almighty God for the life and work of Ken Snow here in Westminster Abbey, where he served so faithfully and gave so much. Together we celebrate his clarity of mind and incisiveness of action, his personal warmth and sense of humour, his love of family, place and friends, his sense of duty and pride in distinguished service.

The Very Reverend Colin Semper, Canon Emeritus of Westminster, gave the Address and Rear-Admiral Christopher Snow CBE DL paid tribute to his father.

Oliver Lander, grandson, read from The Work of the British Fleet by John Buchan; Victoria Silcock, granddaughter, read Psalm 128; and James Silcock, grandson, read St John 14: 1-7.

Prayers were led by the Minor Canon and Precentor, the Reverend Michael Macey. Felicity Snow and Natasha Lander, grand-daughters, read prayers and Commander Michael Peters RN read the Naval Prayer.

The service was sung by the Special Service Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The organ was played by Martin Ford, Assistant Organist.


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