Funeral Ministry


I experienced two contrasting funerals today, and they have made me think about the things that unite us as well as the things that divide us. You might know already that I am a lay minister in my church and I am in the process of discernment as to whether I am a suitable candidate... Continue Reading →

Love and Loss


Over two days this week I have been involved in four funerals. When I say “involved” I mean that I have provided the music for one, delivered the eulogy and address at one, supported a friend who was delivering his first eulogy at another, and at one to mourn the passing and celebrate the life... Continue Reading →

Bikers, Bells and Band


It has been one of "those" days today. You know the ones, where randomness happens throughout the day and you just have to shake your head and say, "well, that was a bit good!" Well my day has been a bit like that. First of all I went to Stay and Play this morning and... Continue Reading →

The Great Escape


I went to the funeral of an old friend today. I have known him since I was about 7 years old, so that’s 35 years I’ve known this gentleman. His name is Neville but I knew him as Nev. He died suddenly about 4 weeks ago and there has been a delay with the coroner,... Continue Reading →

A Day Of Opposites


It has been a day of opposites today, where sorrow and comedy have lived side by side. The sorrow came in the shape of two funerals I attended today. The first was for a 37 year old woman who died suddenly in hospital a couple of weeks ago. Her family were devastated - how on... Continue Reading →

I Will Wait


I had to share this with you today. It was played at the funeral of a 21 year old young lady that was held at my church today. I was there because we were expecting a large group of mourners and I wanted to help where I could, but when the funeral director brought in... Continue Reading →

Funniest Funeral Ever


I know funerals are solemn occasions and they are meant to have gravitas and dignity but I've just got to share with you what happened today at my Aunty Mo's funeral. Aunty Mo was an avid Manchester United supporter but despite that she was the kindest and most generous person you could ever meet. She... Continue Reading →

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