Requiem Mass for


Josephine Victoria Irving Tucker


Born April 1, 1963

Died September 7, 1999



Farm Street Church, Mayfair

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 10:20 a.m.




Martyn Parry, choirmaster



David Graham, organist





Fauré: Requiem



Kyrie eleison. Lord, have mercy
Christe eleison. Christ, have mercy
Kurie eleison. Lord, have mercy




Paul, 14:7 - 12

Read by David Irving, Esq.


A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans:


The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both died and came to life, it was so that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. We shall all have to stand before the judgement seat of God; as scripture says: By my life - it is the Lord who speaks - every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall praise God. It is to God, therefore that each of us must give an account of himself.


This is the word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.


[The choir:] Twenty-Third Psalm


Read by David Irving, Esq.


From Childhood's hour I have not been
As others were - I have not seen
As others saw - I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov'd, I lov'd alone.
Then - in my childhood - in the dawn
Of a most stormy life - was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold -
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by -
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.


John: 6:37 - 40

Read by the Rev. Mike Mellor

Jesus said to the crowd:

'All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I shall not turn him away; because I have come from heaven, not to do my own will, but to do the will of the one who sent me. Now the will of him who sent me is that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day.

Yes, it is my Father's will that whoever sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and that I shall raise him up on the last day.'


This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.



Father Michael O'Halloran, S.J.



[The choir:] Stanford: Justorum Anime



Fauré: Sanctus








Fauré: Agnus Dei




Address by David Irving, Esq

Final courtesies


Fauré: In Paradisum