Thursday, 19 March 2015
Howe Bridge Crematorium held its quarterly service of remembrance which offers continued support to those that have chosen the resources at Howe Bridge for the funeral of somebody who was special in their lives.
Providing these popular services helps us as a staff team to express the sincerity of our work and the empathy we have for those experiencing bereavement. At the time of the funeral; our roles are often unseen, which is understandable in the circumstances, but these services often give people chance to discover and appreciate the extent of the support that accompanied them on the day of the funeral.
We also recognise the contributions of other professionals that have helped those burdened with loss such as funeral directors, ministers and celebrants; so it’s always pleasing to see them respond to our invitations by not only attending but also offering to assist with the service. Rev. Norman Price led the service and our resident organist Geoff accompanied the singing of I Watch the Sunrise and Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer. A beautiful piece of music called The Hand Of God was sung by Funeral Celebrant; Allan Stockley and Tim, a local funeral director, read a poem.
The congregation were able to light a candle in memory of their loved ones and were assisted by Sandra and Caroline from the Howe Bridge team.