Remembering an Old Friend Sir Alan Urwick

Sir Alan Urwick KCVO CMG 

Sir Alan served as Charge D’Affaires in Egypt in the early 1970s, then as an Ambassador from 1985 until 1987, and after two years as the British High Commissioner to Canada, he served as the Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Commons from 1989 until 1995.

While in Cairo he was a great supporter of the diocese and its charitable ministries, especially the hospital in Menouf. This is how Bishop Mouneer (then the hospital director) remembers him:

“I will never forget his great support for Mr. Hamish Mackinlay who worked hard to get the registration of Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf.  We received the registration soon after his letter was sent to the Minister of Health and the Governor of Menoufia.  The governor brought the registration himself and handed it over to Archbishop Robert Runcie who visited the hospital a week after the letter was sent.  We will continue to remember Sir Alan Urwick and we pray that he will rest in peace”

Memorial Service held in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, on Thursday 19th October at noon. 

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