Charles Zealey Funeral 

Funeral service for Charles Zealey


1957-2017





28th November 2017
St Nicolas Church, Newbury


Video - Charles' life



This video of Charles' life was played at the beginning:




Welcome - Revd Will Hunter Smart





Song: Thine be the glory



1. Thine be the glory,
Risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment
Rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave-clothes
Where Thy body lay.

Thine be the glory,
Risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won!

2. Lo, Jesus meets us,
Risen from the tomb!
Lovingly He greets us,
Scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness
Hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth,
Death hath lost its sting.

3. No more we doubt Thee,
Glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee:
Aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conquerors,
Through Thy deathless love;
Lead us in Thy triumph
To Thy home above.

Tribute: Family Memories, read by Revd Will Hunter Smart





Poem: The Long View by Bishop Ken Untener, read by Revd David Cook





Tribute: Friends’ Memories, read by Richard Coward





Song: Great is thy faithfulness


1. Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 read by Paul Zealey





Address: Mark Zealey



You can find the full text of this talk by following this link, or listen to the audio below:



Prayers: Revd Will Hunter Smart





Song: And can it be that I should gain


1. And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for
me? (Repeat)


2. He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race.
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me. (Repeat)
3. Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. (Repeat)

4. No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own. (Repeat)

Committal & Blessing






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Charles William Zealey 1957-2017 
It is with great sadness that the family of Charles William Zealey announce his passing on 16th November 2017, at the age of 60 years, after a few weeks in Kings College Hospital, London.



Charles was born 26th February 1957 in Orpington, Kent to Derek and Ruth Zealey. After graduating from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, he married Joyce in 1980. A year later they bought their first house in Thatcham where their three children grew up. After spending twenty years with ICL, Charles started his own business, IT Solve. Some will remember his monthly column, IT Matters, in the Newbury Weekly News Business Today.

He will be remembered for his sense of humour and his faith in Jesus Christ. He has been an integral part of the congregation at St Nicolas, Newbury serving as Church Warden for many years. The driving principle throughout his life was to present God’s truth in the world through the Church.

Charles was a loyal Francophile, spending many summers camping and taking in the culture. His mother taught him to cook from an early age and inspired in him a love of Elizabeth David. Much of his free time was spent in the kitchen perfecting the techniques of French cuisine to the joy of his family and friends. He continued to learn French with the Kingsclere Twinning Association and as a trustee of the France Mission Trust.

Inspired by his father, he collected wines and restored classic Alvis cars. As a cricket enthusiast, he was a member of the Worcester Cricket Club and enjoyed days spent at Test Matches whilst listening to the radio commentary.

Charles and Joyce moved to Kingsclere in 2013 and have enjoyed countryside walks, gardening and welcoming friends to their home ever since.

He was a wonderful husband to Joyce, father to Mark, Paul and Ruth and brother to Caroline. He will be greatly missed.

The funeral will be held at St Nicolas’ Church, Newbury at 12.30pm on Tuesday 28th November. Family flowers only; donations may be given to France Mission Trust via the Church Office.

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Christmas Letter - 2014 
You can download the Christmas Letter here. Since sensitive information is involved you will need a password. Contact us if you do not have it.

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Ivy Pain 
[more]Joyce's mother, Ivy Pain, died peacefully on 20th June 2014. You can find more here


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Books for Alpha - week 1 
I was talking to people at the Alpha course recently about a few books relating to the authenticity and reliability of the Bible.

F.F.Bruce's "The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable?" is an old book but well worth reading - find it online here

Frank Morrison was a lawyer who set out to examine the evidence for the resurrection and apply his lawyer's mind to it with the aim of proving that it could not have happened. He ended up being convinced that biblical account of the resurrection was true. His his story is here.

If you want to read the Bible online you can find it at www.biblegateway.com. There is also an app for iPhone and Android but you will need a data connection. You can also get Bible apps which download the text to your phone so you can read offline - one such is Olive Tree. Some older versions are available free (try the English Standard Version or the American Standard Version) or you can buy the New International Version and others.

Many, if not all, of the talks from the course are available to view on YouTube. If you have missed any talks you might like to catch up by watching them. Go to www.youtube.com and search for something like 'Alpha talk week 2'. The week numbering is not consistent so try some other week numbers if you can't find what you want.

For a website dealing with many of the questions and issues we will encounter at Alpha take a look at bethinking.org

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