Order of Service

At the Grave

Music: “Planxty Georgiana Tatham”
Prayer of thanksgiving
Place wreath and rosemary
Tree Planting
Hand Washing

11.50   Leave for Tc Aute College

[music score]

This piece of music was composed by Tim Barrie and Liz Merton in honour of Georgiana Tatham especially for this event. (Planxty means tribute).

The portrait of Georgiana Tatham was painted by George Richmond in 1841.

At Te Aute College

12.00   Welcome    Stewart Whyte

12.30   Lunch (3 courses = 1½ hours)

2.00   Introduction   Margaret Merton

2.10   Twelve Branches   Karen Killeen

2.20   Seven Branches
1.   F.E.   Tim Tatham
2.   Maria Louisa   Dawn Dorresteijn
3.   Georgina   Sherilyn Coney
4.   Eliza   Robyn Hutchinson
5.   Emma   Margaret Merton
6.   Helen   Reg Lines
7.   Mary Dora   Karen Killeen

3.00   Cake Cutting

Family Trees:
An Exploration   Colin Hopkirk

Photos: Whole Group   Colin Hopkirk

4.00   Farewell

Te Aroha (Waiata)
Te aroha   Love Te whakapono   Faith
Me te Rangimarie   and peace
Tatou tatou e   Be amongst us all

Our Wheeler Tatham Celebration

27 October 2019
Te Aute
Hawkes Bay

At Christ Church:

Service of Thanksgiving

Welcome and gathering prayer    Rev Joan Edmundson

Talk: Why celebrate?   Margaret Merton
To give thanks
To acknowledge our past
To connect with our wider family

Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3:1-8   Hugh McBain

Reflection   Rev Joan Edmundson
Prayers   Rev Joan Edmundson

Meditation: 2mins silence Violin    Sam Merton

Lord’s Prayer   All together

Hymn: Give thanks for life

Blessing   Rev Joan Edmundson

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Give Thanks For Life
[music score]

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26 October 2019


  • Sherilyn Coney
  • Dawn Dorresteijn
  • Reverend Joan Edmunson
  • Colin Hopkirk
  • Robyn Hutchinson
  • Karen Killeen
  • Reg Lines
  • Hugh McBain
  • Liz Merton
  • Margaret Merton
  • Sam Merton
  • Georgiana Tatham
  • Tim Tatham
  • Stewart Whyte

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