Lanercost Memorial Service


Joan Mary Welburn
Formally: Joan Mary Guise
Maiden name: Joan Mary Dibdin
L.R.A.M. A.R.C.M.
23rd January 1920  -  19th December 2008

Recently of Gunshole Farm, Cumbria


Lanercost Priory 9th January 2009

Welcome and Introduction and Scripture Reading

Eulogy from Joanís son

Hymn:  Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

  1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
    forgive our foolish ways!
    Re-clothe us in our rightful mind,
    in purer lives thy service find,
    in deeper reverence praise,
    in deeper reverence praise .

  2. In simple trust like theirs who heard
    beside the Syrian sea,
    the gracious calling of the Lord,
    let us, like them, without a word,
    rise up and follow thee
    rise up and follow thee.

  3. Sabbath rest by Galilee!
    O calm of hills above,
    where Jesus knelt to share with thee
    the silence of eternity ,
    interpreted by love!
    interpreted by love!

  4. Drop thy still dews of quietness,
    till all our strivings cease;
    take from our souls the strain and stress,
    and let our ordered lives confess
    the beauty of thy peace.
    the beauty of thy peace.

  5. Breathe through the heats of our desire
    thy coolness and thy balm;
    let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
    speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,
    O still small voice of calm! O still small voice of calm!

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

Eulogy from grand daughters Samantha and Genevieve


Psalm 23 - The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


THE MAGIC BOX by Florence Hesketh

I will put in the box
Juice from a mango
Hairs from a cat
Water from the Lombobombo River
A cloud thatís the shape of a bear.

I will put in the box
The scent of gardens when the rainís been falling
And the soft taste of Apple pie
Time from a clock thatís never stopping
A brainís nerve to remember everything
A butterflyís wing thatís colourful and shiny
A daisyís petal like a seed
Mud from a pig thatís smelly too
A unicornís horn with magical tales and stories too
Fairiesí footsteps in the snow
And last, an invisible friend.
The End

Written in the style of Kit Wright

The Commendation

The Our Father

Hymn All things bright and beautiful,

all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

  1. Each little flower that opens,
    each little bird that sings,
    he made their glowing colours,
    he made their tiny wings.
  2. The purple-headed mountain,
    the river running by,
    the sunset and the morning,
    that brightens up the sky.
  3. The cold wind in the winter,
    the pleasant summer sun,
    the ripe fruits in the garden,
    he made them every one.
  4. The tall trees in the greenwood,
    the meadows for our play,
    the rushes by the water,
    to gather every day.
  5. He gave us eyes to see them,
    and lips that we may tell
    how great is God Almighty,
    who has made all things well.

C. F. Alexander (1818-95)

Dismissal and Blessing