Notice for Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held in the Order of the British Empire Chapel, in the Crypt at St Paul’s Cathedral at 11am on Monday 11 February 2019 to celebrate the life of Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG.

The OBE Chapel at St Paul’s Cathedral holds up to 350 people. In order to obtain an idea of numbers, the family has asked that those wishing to attend please register by reply to events@japansociety.org.uk or to telephone 020 3075 1996.

The address is St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD London. Entry is via the North West Crypt Door (please refer to map here). Doors to the Chapel will open at 10.15am and attendees are asked to be seated by 10.45am. (Seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis). The service will start at 11am and will be concluded by midday.

Please keep hand baggage to a minimum as security is tight and checks will be in place. There is no parking available. No photography is permitted in the Chapel.

There is disabled and wheelchair access, but please let us know requirements in advance, so we can ensure assistance is available.

If you haven’t done so already, you can visit the Japan Society’s tribute page to Hugh here and read the obituary by David Warren here.

* Image: Sir Hugh Cortazzi at his home in St John’s Wood, London (2013), by Jeremy Hoare

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