Memorial service of Professor Andrew Sims

Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 

The memorial service for Professor Andrew Sims will be taking place on Friday 17 March at 2.30pm at St. George’s Church, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BR (view on map).

Professor Sims’ family would welcome any members of the College who would like to attend.

Order of Service

HymnO worship the King
PrayerRt Rev Walter Jagucki
IntroductionDr David Sims
TributesProfessor Chris Cook
Dr Dick Mindham
Professor Wendy Burn
HymnO Thou who camest from above
ReadingPhilippians 2 v 5–11 by Dr Adrian James
AddressRt Rev David Hawkins
PrayersRt Rev Walter Jagucki
HymnLord for the years

Professor Andrew Sims passed away at the age of 84 late last year. He was president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 1990-1993 and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leeds for over 20 years. Throughout his life he campaigned to improve standards in psychiatry both in the UK and abroad.

Andrew is survived by his wife Ruth as well as their four children and 12 grandchildren. Ruth said he was “full of energy, cheerfulness and compassion” throughout their 58 years of marriage. 

You can read more about Professor Sims’ life and work on our obituaries page

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry