On 27 October 2018 Dame Penelope Keith as the ABF’s President was invited to take part in a special service arranged by the Henry Irving Society. The service was held in Westminster Abbey where Sir Henry Irving’s ashes are buried. Dame Penelope read John Clare’s “On a Lane in Spring” in recognition of Irving’s great love for the English countryside. She also laid a wreath on behalf of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund.
The Henry Irving Society has kindly given permission for the ABF to show the full Order of Service here on the website.
You can download the full order of service by clicking here.