May 28th, 11 – Jake 48
Dear all,
I have been reading the lovely messages and we are so grateful for the kind words of your parishioners and 
friends. We noticed that some even wanted to give a gift towards the Jacob 
Barnes Award at the Royal Academy of music.  
We have already collected enough to support students mount a 
performance each year for the next 25 years - the wording of the award is as 

'Jacob won many prizes in his short life for musical excellence, but curiosity, 
humanity and love of communication underpinned his music. He wanted to develop 
more than just technical excellence and had a high regard for illuminating and 
creative ways of presenting music.  We have decided therefore to set up an 
annual Jacob Barnes award at the Royal Academy of Music to support the 
performance of chamber works in unusual or imaginative contexts.' 

I also attach the homily given at Jacob's funeral and mine and in the next email 
the Eulogies given by  the children

with best wishes,

Jonathan Barnes

Senior Lecturer in Education
Canterbury Christ Church University

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