Vale dedication day

words: Alan José FICCM, Westerleigh Group Ambassador
Vale dedication

A service of dedication of The Vale Crematorium on Tuesday 10 September was well-attended by local funeral directors, clergy, funeral celebrants and senior representatives of professional organisations from the bereavement sector, together with the Chairman of Wychavon District Council Councillor Frances Smith, Councillor Mark Goodge, Mayor of Evesham, Councillor Chris Parsons and Mrs Jan Parsons, Town Mayor and Mayoress of Pershore.

The crematorium manager, Marian Webb, welcomed the congregation and thanked everyone for attending.

The service of dedication was led by The Right Reverend Robert Paterson, Honorary Assistant Bishop of Worcester, who spoke about the gifts of grace, mercy and peace and the importance of the crematorium chapel being a sacred place where those whose hearts are broken with grief can find healing.

The bishop blessed the chapel and spoke of it as a place where services for those of all faiths and those with no beliefs could be held in accordance to the wishes of each family. The Bishop referred to a poem Do it Anyway, which was found on the wall in Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta

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