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Hundreds Attend Service of Thanksgiving For The Life of The Duke of Richmond (posted 27 November 2017)

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Hundreds attend a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of The Duke of Richmond and Gordon

The Duke of Richmond and Gordon
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon

A special Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Charles Henry Gordon Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Gordon, took place at the Cathedral on Saturday 25th November 2017.  Among the hundreds that attended the moving service were Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs. Susan Pyper, representing The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Duke of Kent, HRH Prince Michael of Kent and HRH Princess Alexandra.

Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 10th Duke of Richmond and the 5th Duke of Gordon, died on 1st September 2017 at the age of 87. He was educated at Eton College and William Temple College, before training as a chartered accountant and moving into the corporate world. He was chairman of the Goodwood Group of Companies from 1969-2007 and a director from 2007 until his death. During his lifetime the late Duke served as a member of the Church of England's General Synod/ Church Assembly. He was a committed Christian layman and an attentive Patron of Boxgrove, Lavant and Tangmere Churches. At the announcement of the Duke's death, the Bishop of Chichester said: 'We give thanks for the contribution of this noble and gracious man; we pray for his family and all who grieve for him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.'

There was a retiring collection in aid of Amref Health Africa. The Duke was involved with Amref from the 1980s, and was President from 1995 until his death. Please contact Sophia Lane on 0207 26965520 or see http://amref.org/uk/contact-details/ to make donations.

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