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South African High Commission Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

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Monday 9 December 2013

South African High Commission Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

St Martin-in-the-Fields is hosting a Memorial Service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday 11 December at 10.30am, at the request of our neighbours in the South African High Commission.

All are welcome to attend.

The speakers will be:

Sir Sydney Kentridge KCMG, QC: Represented Nelson Mandela, Treason Trial 1958-61, Steve Biko 1977, Acting Justice, South African Constitutional Court 1995-96

Lord Joffe of Lidington CBE: Represented Nelson Mandela, Rivonia Trial 1963-64

Mama Thembi Nobhadula ANC veteran and participant in the women’s march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956

Address: Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Further information on commemoration events for Nelson Mandela are available on

Please direct all media inquiries to Phindile W Xabe at the South African High Commission on 020 7451 7134.

Please note the regular Wednesday 1.00pm Choral Eucharist will not take place in church on Wednesday but a said service will be held in the Dick Sheppard Chapel at the far end of the Crypt.


Read Revd Dr Sam Wells’ address, ‘How to be a Human Being

See photos from the service.