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Funeral of Timothy Glazier 20th March 2009

Timothy Glazier sadly died at 6.30pm on Sunday 8th March after a brief stay in hospital.

On Friday 20th March 2009,a sunny, crisp spring morning eight Bowyers met at Holy Trinity Church in the small town of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds to attended the funeral of Liveryman Tim Glazier a member of a line of distinguished Bowyers and a former Court Assistant.

The Church was full of Tim's family and friends representing his multitudinous interests.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Jane Walden, the Curate during an interregnum. The coffin was accompanied into the Church by Timothy's wife Victoria, his children and grandchildren.

The service started with the recitation of psalm 121 followed by the singing of Jerusalem. Past Master John Burnett read the lesson taken from Corinthians Chapter 15 the passage dealing with 'O death, where is thy sting?'.

There was then a homily by the Reverend Jane Walden followed by a hymn bases on the 23 psalm - The Lord is my Shepherd'. And the eulogy was given by Brian Ward a long term business associate of Timothy who spoke about his many interests.

Then with a variation of the Christian Traditionwe heard:

The Chant - Adoramus Te Taize sung by members of Furners Farm Chapel in Slad.

The reading of a poem by Christina Rosette read by Annie Timothy's Granddaughter accompanied by his other grandchildren.

A Bhajan lead by The Bede Griffiths Sanga.

Ken Knight presented 'The Isa Upanished'.

The final hymn was 'Who would true valour see' to the traditional English melody adapted by Ralph Vaughn Williams followed by the Commendation and Committal

The party were all invited for refreshments at the Egypt Mill Hotel in Nailsworth, the small town where Timothy lived.

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