Farewell to Richard Gracey

Updated: 12 Jul 2021
Published: 05 Dec 2019

Farewell to Richard Gracey

A Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the life of Richard Gracey will take place in the Chapel of Saint Augustine at Tonbridge School on Sunday 25th July at 11am.

All the Gracey family would love to see friends at the service followed by drinks and canapes. Yellow Hammers v Band of Brothers cricket match from mid-day with guests welcome to bring their own picnics.

To attend the service, it is essential that you let the school know in advance, and book tickets using the link below


To book & choose seats enter promo code rgracey before checking out and confirm your booking. You will receive a confirmation email with your E-ticket this has the block and seat number, you will need this on arrival at the Chapel.

Any problems when booking or to book a group please contact the booking office on 01732 304241 or email boxoffice@tonbridge-school.org (open hours 9.30 am - 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. The Tonbridge Events team can also be contacted on 07500 805294

The service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend, using the link below


A Just Giving page for Richard has been created and can be accessed via the following link


Please pass on this email to other people who might wish to know.

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Richard M K Gracey; Richard died peacefully on Tuesday December 3rd.

Richard was a great Old Tonbridgian, being a key member of the OT Cricketer Cup XI that won the trophy so many times in its formative years. He was also a fine Rackets player, especially in tandem with John Thompson and then Martin Smith. Further, Richard was headmaster of Hilden Grange, which supplied a large number of boys as one of Tonbridge's primary feeder prep schools.

Richard was a serial winner and the Rackets court during the 50s, 60s and early 70s.

Noel Bruce Cup 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1961 (with JR Thompson) 1969 – 1975 (with MGM Smith).
Amateur Doubles Champions (with MGM Smith) 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970 & 1971

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