We Will Remember Them

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.


Distinguished Guests

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)



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