7 MARCH 1992, Page 24

Sir: As an atheist, Ludovic Kennedy clearly does not expect

to be going anywhere else after he leaves us, but curiously wants a priest to despatch him. Assuming a man of God is willing to do the job, what words will he employ? Presumably not those of the . Book of Common Prayer: 'in sure and cer- tain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.'

John Young

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