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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life & work of The Rt Hon the Lord Spicer

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St Margaret's Church

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A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of The Rt Hon the Lord Spicer will be held in St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey on Thursday 21st November at 12 Noon.

Educated at Wellington College and later to read Economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Michael Spicer was to rise through the ranks of the Conservative Party, later becoming the Chairman of the 1922 Committee and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, where he was to be remembered for the excellent record of having a hand in the elections of three notable Conservative leaders, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, The Rt Hon Michael Howard and the Rt Hon David Cameron. Lord Spicer was a Minister in the Department of Transport and also later, a Minister in the Department of Energy, Housing and Planning. Lord Spicer's keen interest in politics was only part of his multi-faceted life. A talented tennis player, novelist, diarist, artist and family man, Michael was a gentleman who made many friends during his time as a financial journalist in Fleet St, in the Commons and later in the Lords and most certainly in his home county of Worcestershire, a seat he served for over 30 years.

Admission to the service is possible either by applying here and obtaining e-mail tickets OR you can alternatively apply by post. If you would like online tickets, just click on REGISTER above. You then just need to select one of three options: Family, Parliamentary Members or General Admission (Friends) which will help with seating on the day. You can choose the number of tickets you would like (up to 6), then click on CHECKOUT. You have to give your name and the name of any guests you are registering on behalf of, and include an email address then click on COMPLETE REGISTRATION.

A link to ticket (s) then gets sent to the email address you have provided and in that link, are the tickets you have ordered. Please print out and bring the ticket (s) with you to the service. The Abbey doesn't share any data you leave with third parties.

Tickets are also available by post: if you wish to apply by this method, just post a letter enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to Mr M Arnoldi, Room 30, The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA, and the Abbey can then send you back tickets approximately 10-12 days before the service in the envelope you provide.

Please note for security reasons, there will be a bag search before entering the church .

At St Margaret's, members of the congregation are requested to be seated by 11.45 am.

If you wish to make a donation in Lord Spicer’s memory, please go to Imperial College giving page below to support further research in haematology:

www.imperial.ac.uk/giving/donate/lord-spicer


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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 dark colours, as the service will be a celebration of Michael's life and work.

What time do the doors open? 11.20 am.

Can I bring a guest? Yes, you can bring up to five guests with you. Please just register your details and the details of any guests attending with you. You can apply for more tickets just by registering for others if you want to.

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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