Ely community comes together for the dedication of the East of England Co-op Funeral Services’ Chapel of Rest

14 February, 2017 - 09:33
Deputy Mayor of Ely, Councillor Richard Hobbs, East of England Co-op funeral arranger Claire Needs, sector manager David Downes and members of the funeral dedication. PHOTO: East of England Co-op Funeral Services

Deputy Mayor of Ely, Councillor Richard Hobbs, East of England Co-op funeral arranger Claire Needs, sector manager David Downes and members of the funeral dedication. PHOTO: East of England Co-op Funeral Services

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The community in Ely came together for the dedication service of the East of England Co-op Funeral Services’ Chapel of Rest on Prickwillow Road last week.

Sector manager David Downes, Deputy Mayor of Ely, Councillor Richard Hobbs, East of England Co-op funeral arranger Claire Needs and Reverend Chris Hill. PHOTO: East of England Co-op Funeral ServicesSector manager David Downes, Deputy Mayor of Ely, Councillor Richard Hobbs, East of England Co-op funeral arranger Claire Needs and Reverend Chris Hill. PHOTO: East of England Co-op Funeral Services

The dedication was led by Reverend Chris Hill, Priest in Charge at St Mary’s Church in Ely. Deputy Mayor of Ely, Richard Hobbs, was also in attendance.

Residents from local care homes, hospices, representatives from charities, neighbours and other members of the funeral profession were all invited and visitors took the opportunity to talk to the local funeral team over tea and cake.

They were also able to chat with the bereavement support counsellors and meet the civil celebrant.

Funeral arranger Claire Needs said: “We’re so proud to offer support to people in Ely when they need it most and it was lovely to see so many friendly faces at the dedication service. We’re looking forward to playing a central role in the community for years to come.”


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