5th Dec, 2016

Festive remembrance with 200 candles

Joshua Godfrey 24th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MORE than 200 candles helped to mark a poignant evening of remembrance and reflection at Pershore’s chapel to remember loved ones who were lost this year.

On Saturday evening (December 19) more than 60 people attended a candlelit service, led by Revd Claire Lording, where they hung items that reminded them of loved ones on the Christmas tree as well as stars which carried hand written memories of those they were there to remember.

The moving atmosphere was added to by the singing of Gail Andrew and friends from Evesham U3A, and a performance of Amazing Grace sung by Pershore High School pupil Erin Rose Young.

Coun Chris Parsons, Chairman of Pershore Cemetery, said: “It was a very moving and atmospheric service which gave a great deal of comfort to those who have lost loved ones.

“The refurbished chapel provides a perfect setting for such services.

“The Town Council has received many wonderful comments regarding the chapel.

“I also thank Ann Dobbins, the Town Clerk, for all her hard work in organising this service.”