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Source: (consider it) Thread: Gambit/James Rawling of London
birdie

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Viola
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So sorry to hear this.

My thoughts are with you Sarah, and the rest of James' family & friends.

K.

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In the few short years we have been around he had become an institution.

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Very sorry. Wow, what a shock. [Frown]

Again, thanks for letting us know, Sarah.

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[Votive] Rest eternal grant unto James (Gambit) and may light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace, and rise in Glory. [Votive]

[Votive] For Sarah and all of James's family, friends and loved ones. [Votive]

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so sorry to hear.

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So sorry. [Votive]
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My prayers and thoughts are with you and his family [Votive]

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I was really looking forward to meeting him at the Pimlico pub tomorrow. Now we shall have to make that an appropriate wake for him.

His blog spoke of his ill-health, but had no idea it was life-threatening. Prayers for Sarah and Eyeliner and all other friends and family.

May he know and experience the Advent hope of the Lord who is our future. [Votive]

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Prayers ascending, Sarah.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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[Votive] many prayers [Votive]
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Stoo

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Jenny phoned me this afternoon to let me know.

I met James a few times; he even stayed at my flat once, bringing with him a bottle of whisky as thanks for the room. He left in the morning having rolled off the sofa during the night. He had landed on his empty glass, breaking it. After his bus trip back to London, we got a text saying he'd checked himself into hospital after cracking/breaking a rib. Typically, it was announced with his incredibly dry humour.

I shall be having a whisky in his honour tonight.

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John Donne

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That is sad news. My thoughts with you and his other loved ones.
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Dear Sarah

Thank you for thinking of the Ship and for posting to tell us the awful news.
Met James at a few Shipmeets and enjoyed his company and his dry wit very much.
Prayers for him, for you and your family and for his friends, esp Abi.

Love Ags.

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Paul W.

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Met him several times, great guy. He'll be missed around here.

Prayers for family and friends at this time.

[Votive]

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Shocking, sad news. Thoughts and prayers with those who loved him close.

I remember that whiskey drinking night in Stoos flat too, and Gambit's special affinity with Laphroaig. I shall raise a glass as well tonight, though probably not of appropriate quality.

Clare

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welsh dragon

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I gave him a lift from Bournemouth to Winchester railway station about 2 weeks ago. He was full of ideas and plans for the future. As he had never seen Winchester cathedral we included a detour round the somewhat medieval-looking one way system and a discussion of local history / Arthurian legend as well as the details of various cathedral choir set ups.

We passed an optician's shop called Rawlings and discussed what a good sort of verb "Rawling" was.

James was en route between ship meets at the time and was happily contemplating a good evening of "Rawling"...

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[Votive] Sorrow at the loss of a life so short, but thankful for a life packed so full. [Votive]
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I am so sorry to hear about James... having met him at Greenbelt and a few times since I am truly sad to hear this.

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rosamundi

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So sorry to hear this [Frown] I'd met him several times at Shipmeets and he was a lovely man.

Deborah

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He'll be missed around here [Frown]

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Thank you for letting us know, Sarah. I shall hug my brother a little tighter the next time I see him.

Every life is a loss, but to lose one so young is even more pronounced. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Sarah,

I'm sorry to hear the news. James was always so full of life. He could be relied upon to liven up any occasion with with his dry wit and his observations about the world around him. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

Ken

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Wishing comfort and good memories to all those who loved and cared for James, especially his family.

I have some very treasured memories of James' special kindnesses to me. He was human of a loveable sort.

Rest in peace, mate. Keep a spot clear in the corner of heaven's best pub for us to gather with you when we can.

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[Votive] Thoughts and prayers for James's family at this sad time

holly xxx

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I met him several times at Manchester and London meets.

Shocked.

[Frown]

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What is there to say? Praying for his soul and his family and friends.

I'm listening to a recording of a Russian Vespers right now. I know that James loved that kind of singing.

"Hallelu, Hallelu, Halleluyah"

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Oh my goodness. That's awful - thinking of you all.

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I'm so sorry.
My love to you and your family, Sarah. Thanks for posting.
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he was a great guy - always full of life at shipmeets

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May his memory be eternal, may he rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God grant peace and solace to his family and loved ones.

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Also shocked at how suddenly this happened, and saddened that James won't be around at any more shipmeets. Prayers for the repose of his soul, and for all those who loved him and will feel his absence most keenly. [Votive]
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I only "knew" him via his wonderful blog and postings here, which I greatly enjoyed.

[Votive] Memory eternal [Votive]

[Votive] For you Sarah, and his family and friends: thank you for letting us know. [Votive]

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Peace be with him.

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prayers for you, Sarah, and the rest of your family.

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Never met him, but "knew" his through the ship. he will be sadly missed.

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The Revd H P Stinker Pinker
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[Votive] Bless you James.

The last time I saw him was on friday, walking out of King's with a gang of former students, heading off to the Lyceum for a beer, having enjoyed the Advent carol service as he did most years (first singing in the choir and later as a member of the congregation).

He was one of our students in the 90s (who probably spent too much time in the chaplaincy arguing the finer points of theology), a member of our choir who loved singing and a friend. There are many memories buzzing around my head.

And coming back for Advent was always for James (and others) a special occasion which also involved remembering King's friends who had died this time of year. So now we have one more friend to remember...

Love to all who knew him and especially to his parents and Sarah - that they - and we - may know God's love and comfort now.

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Wood
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I'm so, so sorry to hear this news. I never met James, but from what little I saw of him on the wibsite and the Ship, I never had cuase to think of him as anything other than a diamond bloke.

I'll be praying for him, and for those he left behind.

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