Sir Stirling Moss Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey

Last Wednesday a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life of one of England's greatest sportsmen, Sir Stirling Moss. We lost this motor racing legend back in 2020 but due to the pandemic he wasn’t given the sendoff he deserved.

On a sunny day in May Westminster Abbey saw an outstanding gathering of motor racing legends and enthusiasts alike. There wasn’t an empty seat in the building with an estimated 2000 attendees. Outside the Abbey was a display of some of the most famous cars driven by the great man including his 1955 Mille Miglia winning Mercedes 300 SLR and the XK120 which was lent to Moss by Tommy Wisdom when Jaguar themselves declined to let him run one of the works cars early on in his career.

The poignant yet rousing service was as much a celebration of Sir Stirling Moss the man as it was the racing driver. The service emphasised his genuine patriotism, his passion and his integrity. Tributes and readings were made by Sir Jackie Stewart, The Duke of Richmond and Derek Bell. Particularly moving was a reading by Sir Stirling’s son, Stirling Elliot Moss’, from a personal letter sent to him by his father. This was a real window into the man himself and his thoughts on risk, reward and success in life.

A great occasion to honour a great man the like of whom we will not see again.

Sir Stirling Moss Memorial Westminster Abbey

Sir Stirling Moss Jaguar XK120

Sir Stirling Moss Memorial Service

Sir Stirling Moss Mille Miglia Mercedes

Stirling Moss Jaguar XK120 OTS