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Memorial Prayers for the late Lord Leicester


On 7 June Memorial Prayers for the repose of the late Earl of Leicester were held following the Divine Liturgy at Babingley in the presence of the present Earl, his mother (Valeria, Viscountess Coke), and other members of the Coke family, who also attended the Divine Liturgy, which Abba Seraphim celebrated. The 7th Earl, who died at the end of April, was a leading figure in Norfolk life and had devoted many years to the restoration and modernisation of his ancestral estates at Holkham. Lady Coke has long been a good friend of the Orthodox community at Babingley and values the Orthodox tradition of forty days of mourning and prayers for the departed.