St Andrew’s Church was packed – upstairs and downstairs – for the annual Service of Remembrance held at St Andrew’s in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 11 November.
We are, as always, very grateful for the Al Khubairat Singers and Players joining us for the service. They performed movements from Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem and their contribution is greatly appreciated by St Andrew’s and all who attended the service.
A guard of honour was paraded by the Uniformed Youth Services of Abu Dhabi and their flags were presented and laid up during the service.
Micah 4: 1-5 HE Mr Dominic Jeremy, UK Ambassador
Philippians 4: 6-9 HE Mr Michael Corbin, US Ambassador
Mark 1: 14-20 Canon Andrew Thompson, MBE
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Words: John Whittier 1872
Music: Frederick Maker 1887
I vow to thee my country
Words: Sir Cecil Spring-Rice 1859-1918
Music: Gustav Holst 1874-1934
Organist: Mrs Hanneke Willson
The offertory was divided equally between St Andrew’s and the Earl Haig Poppy Appeal for ex-servicemen and women.
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and guests
HE Mr Dominic Jermey (United Kingdom)
HE Mr Michael Corbin (United States of America)
HE Mr Arif Lalani and Mrs Lalani (Canada)
HE Mr Alain Azouaou (France)
HE Mr János Gyuris and Mrs Gyuris (Hungary)
HE Mrs Ase Elin Bjerke (Norway)
HE Mr Yarslov Ludwa (Czech Republic)
HE Mrs Clara Martinez Thedy de Safa (Dominican Republic)
HE Mr Dato’ Ahmad Anwar Adnan (Malaysia)
HE Mr Ikka Pekka Simila (Finland)
HE Mr Mohammed Nazmul Quanine (Bangladesh)
HE The Ambassador of Pakistan
HE The Ambassador of Tunisia
The Defence Attaches of the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands
Dr Sam Shaw and Mr Kamiel Gabriel (visiting Zayed University from Canada)
Mr Muttahir Salim (MEA Resilience, Security and Risk)