Abbey marks Year of Engineering
Thursday, 22nd November 2018
A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate The Year of Engineering 2018 was held at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at noon.
The service was led by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall.
In the Bidding, The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said:
We recognise the work engineers from the beginning of civilisation and the transformative power of engineering in whatever realm, including mechanical and civil, electrical, chemical, and bio-medical.
Testimonies were read by Roma Agrawal MBE, FICE, IstructE, Associate Director, AECOM and Colonel Deborah Porter FIHM MEng, Deputy Commander, Defence Medical Group.
Andrew Wyllie, CBE FREng FICE, President, Institution of Civil Engineers read Genesis 1:26-end.
The Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, read 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11.
The Address was given by Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President, Royal Academy of Engineering.