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A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Lord Jenkin of Roding, will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 12 noon.


Admission to the service will be by e-mail ticket. You can use Eventbrite to apply and then tickets will be e-mailed to you one week before the date of the service. It is essential that you print out and bring your ticket(s) with you to the service.

When applying for tickets you will be asked to select one of three options: Family, Parliamentary Members and General Admission. Parliamentary Staff wishing to attend should apply please in the General Admission category.


About Lord Jenkin

Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding, PC (7 September 1926 – 20 December 2016) was a Conservative politician who served as a cabinet minister in Margaret Thatcher’s first government.

In 1964 he entered Parliament as Member for Wanstead and Woodford. From 1965, he served as an Opposition spokesman on economic and trade affairs. In January 1974, he became Minister for Energy just weeks before the Conservatives fell from office, and participated in many ways in the government of Margaret Thatcher. He served as Secretary of State for Social Services from 1979 to 1981, then as Secretary of State for Industry until 1983, and finally as Secretary of State for the Environment from 1983 to 1985.

He retired from the Commons at the 1987 general election and was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer with the title Baron Jenkin of Roding, of Wanstead and Woodford in Greater London. Lord Jenkin was president of the Foundation for Science and Technology, and a vice-president of the Local Government Association. He retired from the House of Lords in 2015. Lord Jenkin died on 20 December 2016, aged 90.


To apply for free tickets online, click on REGISTER above, choosing then the category you fall into. Having done so, choose the number of tickets you would like (up to 4), then click on CHECKOUT - you will then be asked to leave your details and those of any guests attending with you on the next screen. Your tickets will then be e-mailed to you closer to the date of the service. A list of those applying will be circulated to the family beforehand.

Tickets are also available by post: if you wish to apply by this method, enclose a stamped addressed envelope to Mr M Arnoldi, Room 12, The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA, and tickets will be sent to you ten days before the service.

Both methods of application are subject to the total numbers not reaching capacity. Doors will open at 11.20 am and members of the congregation are requested to be seated by 11.45 am.


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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Public transport is advised. The nearest underground stations are Westminster and St James' Park.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket(s) to the event? Yes, please bring tickets for each person attending.

What is the dress code? Lounge suit or day dress is advised. It is not necessary to wear black as this will be a celebration of Lord Jenkin's life.

What time do the doors open? 11.20 am.

Can I bring a guest? Yes, you can bring up to three guests with you. Please just register your details and the details of any guests attending with you.

How long will the Service last? The Service will last an hour.

What if I have special needs? The church has easy ramped access for those in wheelchairs or with walking aids. Please contact Matthew.Arnoldi (020 7654 4846) or Richard Pickett (020 7654 4895) or email special.events@westminster-abbey.org so we can assist you. Parking is also possible for those with special needs.



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