Supporting local communities
The Community Foundation for Surrey marked its 10th anniversary in April 2016 with a celebration dinner at Ramster Hall, attended by Patron, Michael More-Molyneux. This independent charitable trust works with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups, by providing vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals through a growing programme of grant-making to local communities. Over the past decade the Foundation has awarded £6 million in grants across Surrey and built an endowment of some £10 million. This photograph taken at the dinner shows the Founding Chairman, Professor Patrick Dowling (left) and the current Chairman, David Frank, with Executive Director, Wendy Varcoe who was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 to recognise her dedication and hard work in supporting local communities across Surrey.
Birthday celebrations for HM The Queen
Celebrations to mark HM The Queen's 90th Birthday in June 2016 took place throughout the Commonwealth during April, May and June. There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the Lighting of Beacons and so, on Her Majesty’s actual birthday, Thursday 21st April, beacons were lit in the early evening at sites across Surrey. These photographs show beacons being lit by communities at (from left to right) Abinger Common, Farnham Castle and Worplesdon, where Deputy Lieutenant, David Hypher, was in attendance.
As a further part of Surrey's celebrations, The Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux, and the Chairman of Surrey County Council, Mrs Sally Marks, together with the Dean and Chapter of Guildford Cathedral invited those who contribute to the life of the county in so many different ways to a Service of Celebration on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 3.00 pm at Guildford Cathedral, followed by afternoon tea on the Cathedral lawn.
Clean for the Queen
In the months and weeks before HM The Queen’s 90th birthday the aim is to inspire a million people to get active and enjoy a few hours together litter picking to make the places where we live more beautiful. For Her and for us all, we want to attack the blight of litter and reclaim our beautiful countryside and fabulous cities, the world-class parks, our waterways and picturesque beaches.
There will be Clean for the Queen litter blitzes starting in March. The Lord- Lieutenant joined villagers in Compton and visited Cranleigh to thank the villagers for helping to Clean for the Queen over the weekend of 5th and 6th March. His message to Surrey communities is: “Please work with your neighbours and communities and register online at cleanforthequeen.co.uk now”. The first national anti-litter campaign took place in 1953, the year of the Queen’s Coronation. So it’s most appropriate that in her 90th year, her subjects should all band together to attempt the biggest clean up in history.
Vice Lord-Lieutenant appointed
On 8th February 2016, Bill Biddell DL was appointed as Vice Lord-Lieutenant by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey and will serve in that role for three years. In these photographs above he is seen in his role as President of Disability Initiative talking with the charity’s Royal Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex.
Commemorating 800 years of Magna Carta
The eyes of the world were turned on Runnymede Meadow on the morning of 15th June 2015 as HM The Queen led the nation’s 800th anniversary celebration of Magna – the Great Charter – and, watched by 4,000 guests, unveiled a plaque marking this historic event. Accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal, Her Majesty was greeted by the (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, who had earlier welcomed HRH The Duke of Cambridge to this celebration of music, drama and art hosted by Surrey County Council and The National Trust.
HRH The Princess Royal joined more than 1,000 guests from the US – many representing the American Bar Association (ABA) – to watch the rededication of the Magna Carta Memorial by the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, in the presence of the Knights Templar. And finally, as the Red Arrows roared over the Runnymede Meadow trailing a red, white and blue fly past, the significance of the timing was lost on no one: 12.15pm. On this day in 1215, the barons confronted King John and took the first hugely significant step on the journey to building a society where everyone has equal rights and no one is above the law.
HM The Queen is longest serving Monarch
It is hoped that people might wish to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday in June 2016, when the focus will be on the longevity and breadth of Her Majesty's patronage of over 600 organisations in the UK and around the Commonwealth since 1952. In London on June 12th 2016, The Mall will be home to The Patron's Lunch, a classic British 'street party' style lunch for 10,000 guests to include people from the charities and organisations of which The Queen is Patron and with a public ballot for further tickets.
At the heart of this event will lie three core themes: Charity, Celebration and Community. But it is not just on The Mall that celebrations will take place. It is hoped that thousands of communities around the UK will be inspired to host their own lunches (or teas or whatever) at a local level with a fundraising element for a special fund in support of The Queen's patronages. So do start thinking now about what your local community might want to do to celebrate. The website for further and updated information is www.thepatronslunch.com www.thepatronslunch.com
Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey
The Queen has appointed Mr Michael More-Molyneux as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the county of Surrey. He suceeded Dame Sarah Goad DCVO when she retired on 23 August 2015.
Following the No 10 announcement Mr More-Molyneux said: “I am greatly honoured that Her Majesty The Queen has appointed me to succeed Dame Sarah as Lord- Lieutenant. I look forward to carrying on the work and commitment of Dame Sarah over the past 18 years. To continue to develop a good atmosphere of cooperation and encouragement to the voluntary service, benevolent organisations, industrial, business and social life of the county. All the people of Surrey will, I'm sure, wish to join me in thanking Dame Sarah and her husband Tim for the tremendous support they have given to the county over 18 years and most recently to the Appeal for Guildford Cathedral.”
Of Mr More-Molyneux’s appointment, the outgoing Lord-Lieutenant Dame Sarah said: “I am as delighted as I believe the people of Surrey will be that Michael More-Molyneux has been appointed by The Queen to succeed me as Lord-Lieutenant. It is a position which I have found to be both an honour and a delight; and I have no doubt at all that Michael too will find it so and will serve Her Majesty and the county faithfully, loyally and with distinction.”
As she prepared to retire as Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey on 23rd August 2015, Dame Sarah Goad wrote:
I’m pleased to have this opportunity to say farewell as your Lord-Lieutenant to all the good people of Surrey who have been so supportive over my term of office and whose spirit of innovation, perseverance, goodwill and ‘can-do’ attitude has been so inspiring. Surrey is a county where people value traditions but are also forward-looking in the way change is evaluated and put in hand with enthusiasm when required.
I have greatly appreciated and admired that spirit, particularly in the voluntary sector where so much excellent and innovative work is done. The last few years – and indeed the coming years – have not been easy for charities and voluntary groups and I do especially salute those who are struggling with difficult budgets and maybe having to make some quite fundamental changes to the way they work.
The variety of work that falls to a Lord-Lieutenant is a great treat but also a great challenge! I think this website gives some idea of that and I’m proud that it has been set up so admirably in my time with the object of giving people a much wider view of the Lieutenancy. I was amused to note, looking back to 1997 when I was appointed, that a leader in The Times described the Lord-Lieutenant’s job as “not very onerous”. I think demands and expectations have rendered that remark very out of date in the succeeding years!
But the best news is that Michael More-Molyneux takes over. He and Sarah are well- known to many people, especially in the west of the county, and Loseley of course has a wide fan club. Mike retires from running the actual events business there so that he will have time to devote to the Lieutenancy and its demands. He is already well embedded in the county and I know will do a great job. But please don’t rush him off his feet to begin with!
I know I shall see many of you in the years to come but this is farewell as your Lord-Lieutenant. God bless you all.
The September edition of Surrey Life magazine carries an indepth interview with Dame Sarah, as she looks back over her 18 years as Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey.
New Deputy Lieutenants appointed
Four new Deputy Lieutenants were appointed by the (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad. They are: Mrs Caroline Breckell MVO of Thames Ditton, Peter Lee of South Godstone, The Hon Mrs Lavinia Sealy of Chobham, and Major General Tim Sulivan CB CBE of Brookwood, Woking. The Commissions were signed on 22 July 2015, which means there are now a total of 43 DLs on the active list (please click here for the full list).
Guildford hosts Armed Forces Day
It was a great honour for our county town to host the national Armed Forces Day this year and Guildford Borough Council put in place a splendid event on 27th June. The day began with a service in the Cathedral attended by the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Marshall Sir Stuart Peach, and by the Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP. Understandably, in the wake of the tragedy at Sousse the day before, the Foreign Secretary was unable to attend. But the service was well attended by Surrey VIPs led by the (then) Lord-Lieutenant and the Mayor of Guildford, and by representatives of the Armed Forces and a large congregation.
The action then moved to Guildford High Street where a huge crowd had gathered in anticipation of the parade of service personnel from all three Services, cadets and veterans and of course the arrival of first the Prime Minister and then HRH The Duke of York. The parade was some 900 strong and was cheered by the crowd as it made its way up the High Street setts – in, by then, very warm weather. The Red Arrows flew a volley up the High Street, the bands played and The Duke took the salute from the Tunsgate.
The final scenario was Stoke Park where a military village had been established with static displays, aerial displays involving a variety of military aircraft, tanks, cavalry and lots of ice cream. The Mayor and the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff made speeches at Burchatts Farm in the presence of The Duke of York, while the Prime Minister toured the village and spoke to veterans, spectators and all those involved in the displays. And so a large crowd on the Park spent a memorable and happy day.
Clandon Park and Infantry Museum destroyed
The devastating fire that tore through Clandon Park House on Wednesday 29th April destroyed most of its roof, ceilings and floors, leaving the Grade 1 listed building essentially a shell. Owned by the Earls of Onslow since the 1730s and bequeathed to the National Trust in 1956, Clandon Park was one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion and contained a superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles.
Along with the historic interiors, many precious treasures were lost including, it is believed, the famous Mortlake Tapestries of the 1640s. Eighty firefighters tackled the blaze at its height and crews worked through the night to combat the fire and to help carry out a heroic salvage operation.
The colours from two of the country’s most distinguished regiments were the final items to be rescued before the building was engulfed in flames. Clandon Park had also housed the Surrey Infantry Museum, recording the history of the Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) – one of England’s oldest regiments founded in 1661 as the Earl of Peterborough’s Regiment of Foot – and the East Surrey Regiment. They had merged latterly to become the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Reflecting on the loss of much of the infantry museum’s historic artefacts, Colonel Crowley, CEO of SERFCA, recalled the PWRR Regimental motto:
Pristinae Virtutis Memor (mindful of former glory)
Vel Exuviae Triumphant (Victorious even in adversity).
A personal reflection from the Lord-Lieutant Dame Sarah Goad
New Bishop for Guildford Diocese
The Right Reverend Andrew Watson, presently Suffragan Bishop of Aston, has been appointed Bishop to the Diocese of Guildford. The enthronement of Bishop Andrew took place at a service in Guildford Cathedral on 28th February 2015 at 11 am. He replaces the Right Reverend Christopher Hill, who retired from the Surrey bishopric last year. Before moving to Birmingham, Bishop Andrew was a vicar in London parishes in Notting Hill and Twickenham. He has four children with his wife, Beverly, who is also ordained. He is the tenth Bishop to hold this role.
Guildford Cathedral Appeal update
The important appeal by Guildford Cathedral to repair the fabric of the building has already raised over £1.3 million, its first milestone. This has enabled the Cathedral to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £4.6 million and the result of that application is expected in February 2015. This reflects immense hard work by a dedicated team and a large number of people are to be thanked for their generous gifts. There is now the need to raise a further £800K, to pay for additional work and for the organ appeal. The music at Guildford Cathedral is of a very high standard and richly deserves to be supported. To see how you can help please go to: www.guildford-cathedral.org/support/appeal
In summer 2015, the Salisbury Cathedral facsimile of Magna Carta will be on display in Guildford Cathedral from 8th June to 8th August. A special evening lecture by Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, is being planned for Thursday 18th June. Please save the date as this will be fascinating event, in support of the Appeal – full details of how to apply for tickets will appear on this website in due course.
New Bishop for the RC Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
The (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, along with the Lords-Lieutenant of West and East Sussex, attended the Installation of the Rt Revd Richard Moth as Fifth Bishop of the RC Diocese of Arundel and Brighton at Arundel Cathedral on May 28th 2015. The occasion also marked the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese, which covers much of the three counties.
Bishop Moth was born in the Zambia, brought up in Kent and ordained priest in 1982. He served in parishes in Clapham and Lewisham and as a TA Chaplain. He was Private Secretary to Archbishop Michael Bowen and in 2001 was appointed Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese. In 2009 he was ordained bishop, serving as Bishop of the Forces until his recent appointment to Arundel and Brighton. He has connections with the Scout Movement, and a brief for Mental Health. He is a horse-rider and a walker – both pursuits which he can most probably enjoy in the lovely countryside of much of the Diocese.
The service was attended by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini and by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, a past Bishop of Arundel and Brighton who was warmly welcomed by the congregation. The cathedral was packed and there were over a 100 priests robed and in the sanctuary, a good dozen visiting bishops and numerous religious, papal knights and other luminaries besides representatives from other Christian faiths. It was good to see that Fr Jonathan Howe, Deputy County Commissioner Surrey Scouts, was the man who knew exactly what the next move was in a complicated ritual and carried it all off superbly - and unobtrusively! It was a joyous occasion with wonderful music and the Duke of Norfolk offered refreshments to all at Arundel Castle following the ceremony.
Freedom Parade in Guildford
The Lord-Lieutenant also took the Salute from the balcony of Guildford Guildhall at The 3rd Battalion the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (PWRR) Freedom Parade on Armed Services Day, 28th June. The County regiment – now Reserves once the TA – was under the command of their Commanding Officer, Lt Col John Baynham and led by the PWRR Kohima Band. The regiment has the Freedom of Guildford, with the right to parade through the town with bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying. The Lord-Lieutenant was accompanied by the Mayor of Guildford David Elms and Col Patrick Crowley and there was a short service and inspection … before the clouds opened!
New Year Honours for Surrey 2015
Mrs Fiona Woolf CBE above left, Lord Mayor of the City of London 2013/14 and only the second woman to hold the role since 1189, has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the legal profession, diversity and the City of London. The fashion designer Mary Quant above right – aka Barbara Plunkett-Greene OBE – was also made a Dame Commander for services to British fashion. Frimley Park Hospital's chief executive Andrew Morris has been knighted for more than 40 years' service to the NHS. Sir Andrew was appointed general manager of Frimley Park in 1989 and became chief executive in 1991. He led the establishment of the site’s Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit in 1996, and in 2005 took Frimley Park to foundation trust status. A successful merger – the first of its kind – was agreed in September 2014, to create Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust; in the same month, the hospital became the first in the UK to be awarded 'outstanding' status under a new Care Quality Commission assessment regime. Dr Helen Bowcock DL was awarded an OBE for her services to community philanthropy; she is the author of two reports on the areas of deprivation in Surrey. Amongst recipients of the MBE were Mrs Christine Davenport for services to guiding, and Mrs Alice Forby as Founding Trustee of the Princess Alice Hospice. Mrs Eleanor (Ellie) Paterson also received the MBE for her outstanding work on restorative justice in the Surrey Youth Support Service, as did Mrs Jean Steer of Epsom for good work with AgeUK and her local community. Full New Year Honours here
Vigil Service at Guildford Cathedral
Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended a Vigil Service at Guildford Cathedral at 10pm on 4th August 2014, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. They were welcomed by the Dean of Guildford, The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams, and by the (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad. The large congregation listened to actors Jeremy Clyde and Tam Williams give powerful readings that reflected on the human tragedy of war and the need for forgiveness. At the end of the Vigil, the Earl of Wessex read from the recollections of Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary in 1914, before extinguishing a candle during the Bugle Call.
High Sheriff’s Service for the Judiciary
This annual event in Surrey – to mark the start of the new legal term and offer support to those responsible for keeping the law of the land – took place on Friday 3rd October 2014 at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford. It was very well attended by judges, magistrates, Guildford borough councillors, mayors and chairs from across Surrey and local school children. It was especially graced with the presence of the High Sheriff of Surrey 2014-2015, Peter Lee; the High Sheriff of Greater London, Kevin McGrath; the (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad; Lord Toulson in his Supreme Court robes; HH Judge Critchlow, the Mayor of Guildford and the Chief Constable of Surrey all of whom paraded down the High Street after the service, to the delighted amazement of shoppers going about their business.
21 years supporting Surrey’s young people
Thirteen High Sheriffs of Surrey, present and past – including the scheme’s founder, Sir Peter Anson (centre above) – helped to celebrate 21 years of the High Sheriff Youth Awards (HSYA) on 20th March 2014. The special anniversary event was hosted by ExxonMobil at its UK headquarters in Leatherhead – the global oil company has supported successive High Sheriffs by playing host to this Annual Celebration for two decades. Inspirational young people, aged from 9 to 19 and from across the 11 boroughs and districts of Surrey, showcased a selection of the exciting projects that have received funding from the HSYA, to help them make their communities stronger and safer. The evening was stimulating and entertaining, and applauded many positive achievements by young people in Surrey.
Surrey Cadet Forces on parade
There was a strong representation of young cadets at the Joint Services service at Guildford Cathedral on Sunday June 22nd 2014. Almost 750 people – including the High Sheriff of Surrey and the Chairman of Surrey County Council – attended choral matins. This was followed by a parade of the Surrey Cadet forces, led this year by the Sea Cadets, with Parade Commander Lt Ray Newman, in wonderful sunshine. The (then) Lord-Lieutenant, accompanied by her three service cadets, took the Salute and then went on to raise flag for start of Armed Services Week. Her Deputy Lieutenants Col Guthrie, Brigadier Hood, Commander Lochner and Col Ward provided support for the event, with excellent liaison by Peter Bruinvels, Chairman of the Joint Services Committee.
Sir Richard Thornton KCVO OBE JP DL
The Surrey Lieutenancy is immensely saddened to report the death of Sir Richard Thornton KCVO OBE JP DL on January 7th 2014, aged 91. He served as Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey from 1986-1997. A charming, modest and distinguished man, he was much loved in this county and will be very greatly missed. He served as High Sheriff in 1978-1979 and was awarded the OBE the following year. In 1997 HM The Queen appointed him a Knight Commander of the (Royal) Victorian Order.
Sir Richard was born on October 10th 1922 and educated at Eton and Trinity, Cambridge. From 1968-74 he served on the Thames Conservancy, and was Chairman of the land drainage committee of Thames Water Authority from 1974-78 (and involved in the building of flood defences and the Thames Barrier) and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 1977-86.
In Surrey, he became a Guildford rural district councillor in 1947 and served for a number of years. He was also Chairman of Seale and Tongham Parish Council, before the two parishes separated. Later, he was Chairman of Mount Alvernia Hospital for 10 years and an active member of the Surrey Magistracy; Chairman of Governors at Charterhouse School from 1981-89, and the long serving Chairman at Bishop Reindorp School in Guildford (now Christ’s College). After he left office as Lord-Lieutenant he continued to be involved with many Surrey charities – much to their delight and that of his successor, the (then) Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Sarah Goad.
A devoted guardian of the 2,500-acre family Hampton Estate at Seale, Richard Thornton always loved his farming and country life and continued to live on the Estate, where he died at home. He was the beloved husband of Gay, and father of Sarah, Louise, Bridget and Emma, and an adored grandfather and great-grandfather. There will be a Service of Thanksgiving at Charterhouse School Chapel on Saturday 22nd March at 3pm. Courteous, diligent and kind, he was a shining example to us all. We celebrate so many achievements in his 91 years.
Awards ceremony & new Lieutenancy Cadets
The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award ceremony took place at Clandon Park in October 2013. Seven winners of the British Empire Medal received their awards, together with a number of service personnel. The (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah, also appointed the five new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for 2013-14. There are representatives from each of the three Services: Petty Officer Cadet M Harvey-Nevin, Cadet Colour Sgt HE Cottrell and Cadet Warrant Officer T Lawlor. They will take up duties assisting the Lord-Lieutenant from time to time, together with two cadets from voluntary uniformed organisations: Benjamin Ferris from St John Ambulance and Megan Leigh of Girl Guiding.
Poppy Appeal 2013
Colonel Tony Ward OBE, DL led the launch of the Poppy Appeal in Surrey at Headley Court, representing the Lord-Lieutenant. Miss Penelope Keith CBE DL read the poems. Awards for the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet Poppy Appeal Competition will be made in March 2014. Surrey Cadets from all three Services do a magnificent job in collecting for the Poppy Appeal and make an important contribution to the appeal in Surrey.
A new report Surrey Uncovered, launched by the Community Foundation for Surrey on 12th September 2013 at the University of Surrey, highlights stark inequalities and social disadvantage throughout this county. It exposes the deprivation that is camouflaged by affluence and, using local statistics, shows that the difference between rich and poor is at its most extreme in Surrey. Shockingly, in a number of areas more than 30% of children and young people live in poverty, with some areas significantly worse than the national average. For such an affluent county this is unacceptable, with long-term multiple consequences for the children and families affected. As the report points out, there are proven solutions and experienced community and voluntary groups that can change lives, if they have the resources. The Community Foundation for Surrey is dedicated to inspiring more people in the county to support their local communities and ensures funding is directed to where it is needed most. To access a pdf of this 58-page report, please go to the Surrey Uncovered section on the Community Foundation website: www.cfsurrey.org.uk/surrey-uncovered or to the Surrey-i website, which gives valuable insight into what is happening around our county.
New Dean for Guildford Cathedral
A packed congregation witnessed the Bishop and Chapter of Guildford formally install and welcome the country's fifth female Dean, the Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams, to Guildford Cathedral on Sunday 15th September. Born in Colorado, USA, Dean Gwilliams is the fifth woman to be appointed to the post of Dean in the Church of England.
Representatives of other faiths and the wider community, as well as dozens of supporters from her previous diocese of Southwark, were on hand to mark the start of Dean Gwilliams’s role as the Cathedral’s most senior member of clergy. She spoke of the privilege of serving the Cathedral, community and diocese.
The arrival of the new Dean comes at a critical time for the cathedral, which is in urgent need of repairs and improvements. This was underlined by sheeting obscuring part of the interior, which lead the (then) Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Sarah Goad, to comment: "We welcome you to your new Cathedral, or at least half of it!" More on the Lieutenancy Role with Faith Groups here
James More-Molyneux, OBE, DL
It is with sadness and respect that we report the death of James More-Molyneux, OBE, DL of Loseley Park on July 19th 2013, aged 93. His was a life of love and friendship to so many individuals, and service to the county of Surrey. He served as Vice Lord-Lieutenant from 1983 to 1996 and was High Sheriff of the county in 1976.
James More-Molyneux served with the 4/7 Dragoon Guards and the 14th PWO the Scinde Horse in the Second World War. In his book The Loseley Challenge he describes how he came back from the war in 1945 to find the devastation that had overtaken Loseley House, the farm buildings and the estate generally. Restoring and saving Loseley became the focus for all his energies.
He founded Guildway Limited in 1947, introducing the first timber framed brick clad buildings in the UK, launched the Loseley House Co-Partnership in 1950, and was Chairman of Loseley Park Farms. He opened Loseley House to the public and started Loseley Dairy Products. James’s faith was supremely important to him and he founded the Loseley Christian Trust in 1983, devoted to the christian healing ministry.
The great house, which he inherited and saved by his exertions, is now restored and regenerated and flourishes under the devoted care of his son Michael and his wife Sarah, together with their family. Loseley Park is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year – and its survival is a living tribute to James, supported by his wife Sue.
A thanksgiving service will be held at Guildford Cathedral on Tuesday September 17th 2013 at 2.30pm.
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