...for a memorial service for His Honour Alan King-Hamilton QC, a dear friend who died this year at the grand age of 105. It was a most beautiful service - to hear the prayers sung in Hebrew was wonderful and moving, and we all joined together to say the 23rd Psalm in English "The Lord is my shepherd...." The first Scripture reading was "The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God".
Fine tributes were paid to Alan, who was not only a distinguished judge and a brilliant public speaker but a man who lived by the highest standards, a patriot who truly loved his country, and one who always worked for the common good. There were some delightful memories from members of his family, and fine stories of his life on the Bench.
The synagogue is an impressive building with a great atmosphere of prayer. We went out to "Nimrod" and I have kept the Order of Service with its prayers: "Master of mercy, cover him in the shelter of Your wings forever, and bind his soul into the gathering of life. It is the Lord who is his heritage. May he be at peace in his place of rest."