Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weddings and funerals

Saturday 28th January 2012
Molly in the frost
...whilst I met a couple for wedding preparation and then visited a family to arrange one of this week's three funerals.  Every church funeral is tailor-made without any time limit on the lengh of service.  We talk about the deceased and choose readings and hymns to be right for that person.
    One family commented that it makes a great difference when the carers who have helped the elderly people are all local.  This means that they knew the old people before their health began to fail and are able to be real friends to them, understanding them in a way that isn't possible with strangers that we meet only in frail old age.  It's one more positive thing about a settled community.

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