Dean Jeremy Winston is remembered in the window in his Memory by a Sparrow.
Lord Hailsham’s Autobiography was quoted at Fr Jeremy’s Funeral. Lord Hailsham visited themes of faith in his memoirs A Sparrow’s Flight, and the book’s title alluded to remarks about sparrows and faith recorded in Bed’s Ecclesiastical History and the words of Christ in the Gospel of Matthew Ch 10 v 29.
The book also contained a poem, written by Hailsham, A Sparrow’s Prayer which was read at Fr. Jeremy’s funeral:
Father, before this sparrow’s earthly flight
Ends in the darkness of a winter’s night;
Father, without whose word no sparrow falls,
Hear this, Thy weary sparrow, when he calls.
Mercy, not justice, is his contrite prayer,
Cancel his guilt and drive away despair;
Speak but the word, and make his spirit whole,
Cleanse the dark places of his heart and soul,
Speak but the word, and set his spirit free;
Mercy, not justice, still his constant plea.
So shall Thy sparrow, crumpled wings restored,
Soar like the lark, and glorify his Lord.