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Source: (consider it) Thread: ken - R.I.P.
Spike

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Sorry, I won't be ringing. As I don't ring regularly, I don't think I'm up to service ringing, especially if St John's bells are as hard as people say they are.

ETA: I hate it when this happens at the top of the page. This was in response to Deputy Verger.

[ 10. June 2014, 21:20: Message edited by: Spike ]

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Deputy Verger
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Okay, I understand that. You're not the only one. We should have four locals, and a couple of shipmates, so we will be ringing anyway, but do come up to the belfry and say hi.

I'm not a great ringer but I don't feel too pressured as Ken wasn't a ringer at all!

I hope you will collaborate on a report for the MW section of the ship, and we also have a request for a "Shipmeet" photo for the report.

See you on Friday...

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Persephone Hazard

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Speaking of photos, I'd love it if people took lots at the wake and posted them somewhere.

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If all goes well London Underground-wise in terms of getting us across London, our train arrives at St Johns at 11.21. I assume we're just going to head straight to the church (so should arrive there at around 11.22 [Smile] ). The forecast looks good, so providing the Elf Lass isn't too restless we'll probably just hang around till we spot someone we know.

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Persephone Hazard

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Of course, I shan't meet any of you before the service because I'll be arriving by Big Black Shiny Hired Car along with busyknitter and the rest of the family. But I'll see you all there.

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but it's a lot easier to make up a thousand words than one decent picture. - ken.

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aj

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quote:
Originally posted by Jack the Lass:
If all goes well London Underground-wise in terms of getting us across London, our train arrives at St Johns at 11.21. I assume we're just going to head straight to the church (so should arrive there at around 11.22 [Smile] ). The forecast looks good, so providing the Elf Lass isn't too restless we'll probably just hang around till we spot someone we know.

I will do something similar (although it will just be me).

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Really gutted not to be able to make it to the day. Looking forward to seeing the MW and photos.

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I don't know how tomorrow is going to pan out, yet. Plan A was that I saw my student briefly to catch up and he got away with a short session so I could come to the funeral. There is now a Plan B where someone else covers my session with my student, which would mean I am in time to meet beforehand. However, I am not in great hopes that the person covering will meet my student today and if that plan fails, I suspect we will revert to Plan A.

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Gracious rebel

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So where are we meeting beforehand? I expect to be in the vicinity soon after 11am, would be good to get a coffee before the service, and meet up with at least one other person to go into the church with. Its a long long time since I met any of you others, and not very confident that I would recognise anyone!

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Yangtze
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I don't know the area at all but according to street view on google maps there seems to be a greasy spoon type cafe on Lewisham Way (between Wickham Rd & St John's Vale) called College Cafe.

I'll aim to be there around 11am.

Of course google maps could be old and it could be long gone. Fingers crossed.

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St Everild
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I never knew Ken except as a fellow-traveller on this vessel, but I will be remembering him, his family and all Shippies who are going to represent the Ship tomorrow at his funeral.

Ken, rest in peace and rise in glory.

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rosamundi

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I thought I'd posted saying I was planning to come, but it doesn't look like I did. See you there.

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Adrienne
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I will be thinking of you all today.

For Ken's family, especially Persephone and busyknitter [Votive]

And for Ken [Votive]

... let us remember before God all those who rejoice with us, but upon another shore, and in a greater light ... whose hope was in the Word made flesh, and with whom in the Lord Jesus we are for ever one.

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I didn't know ken all that well (not even on the Ship), but am praying for him and you all today.

May God comfort you all and bless you all (if that doesn't sound weird!) today.

[Votive]

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Ferijen
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[Votive] for all of you attending today, and may those of you making long or complicated trips have stress free journeys.
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Marvin the Martian

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quote:
Originally posted by aj:
quote:
Originally posted by Jack the Lass:
If all goes well London Underground-wise in terms of getting us across London, our train arrives at St Johns at 11.21. I assume we're just going to head straight to the church (so should arrive there at around 11.22 [Smile] ). The forecast looks good, so providing the Elf Lass isn't too restless we'll probably just hang around till we spot someone we know.

I will do something similar (although it will just be me).
Likewise. My train is still almost on time, so I should be there at about 11 or just after.

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Thinking and praying today: for ken's friends and family, for all travelling to the funeral, and of course for the repose of the soul of our dear friend ken. [Votive]

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Hoping to arrive at St Johns station at 11.21.

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quote:
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I didn't know ken all that well (not even on the Ship), but am praying for him and you all today.


Me too... [Votive]

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Speak no more of his renown,
Lay your earthly fancies down,
And in the vast cathedral leave him,
God accept him, Christ receive him!


[Votive] for Ken, his family and friends

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[Votive] ken, Persephone Hazard, busyknitter and all ken's friends and family are very much on my mind at the moment.

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Curiosity killed ...

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There will be a photo of the assembled Shippies at the funeral, much, much later. But it exists.

Amazing service - packed church, so many memories of ken.

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[Votive] for Persephone Hazard, Busyknitter and for the repose of Ken's soul.

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I couldn't be with you all today as I'm on holiday in Tuscany. So I found a church, the Duomo in Sansepolco, and lit a candle in front of a beautiful 10th century crucifix and prayed for you all and for Ken.

May his memory be eternal.

Peace [Votive]

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Celtic Knotweed and I will raise a glass tonight. We still hope to be in at some later ringing event.

AG

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[Votive] RIP Ken.

Raising a drink to you as I post.

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I thought I'd make it in for the wake but that is unlikely now.

[Votive] from afar

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quote:
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[Votive] RIP Ken.

Raising a drink to you as I post.

It's 9:30 a.m. right now here in California, so I'm raising a coffee cup. But I'm remembering an emphatic post about how you have to ease your way into the day with tea, and only later move on to coffee.

[Votive]

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I have had a couple of pints of Spitfire in honour of Ken. It seems appropriate. I am glad to hear he has had an appropriately wonderful send off but so sad that it had to happen so soon.

[Votive] for Ken & family & friends and the whole community of folk who valued him.

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intermitant prayer throughout the day.
One Ale down at this point.
[Votive] for all whom Ken left behind

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Spike

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Checking in moderately pissed ( isn't it amazing how a large quantity of beer spread over a long period of time doesn't have too bad an effect)

The funeral service was wonderful - exactly what Ken would have wanted . A mystery Worship report will be posted in due course.

Lots af reminiscing and lots of beer followed at the Rising Sun. The chicken curry was bloody good too.

All in all, Ken had a brilliant send off. Rest In peace and rise in glory mate [Votive]

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It was a truly personal funeral. Full of memories and love and faith. Four people gave tributes to ken, all of them spoke superbly, ken's daughter especially made us realise what a wonderful man we have lost. In as much as a funeral ever can be good, it was.

RIP, ken.

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Only just caught up with his passing. Glad it seemed to be a good funeral. RIP Ken, will never forget his wisdom and wit. Will especially miss bumping in to him at Greenbelt.

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Funeral was beautiful and special and moving and lots of other things for which there are no words. Wake was good, drinking beer in the sunshine, remembering and celebrating him. Veggie curry was good too Spike.

As I walked to the church from the station this morning I had the oddest sense of being buoyed up, cushioned, by all the Shipmates around the world who were thinking and praying for Ken, family and friends today. Thank you.

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[Votive]

Beer raised tonight.

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Mug of tea raised toward the east. [Votive]

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