Funeral Processions

The situation with COVID19 means that funeral numbers are, sadly, still heavily restricted.  It is heartbreaking talking to families who have lost loved ones but cannot say a proper goodbye because of social distancing restrictions at the crematoriums or burial sites.  Grieving relatives have found it difficult not to hug one another – or even attend the service, with numbers still limited.

There is another way that we can all pay our respects and that is by lining the streets as the funeral procession passes. I am seeing more people coming out on to the street, they bow their heads, they clap for the deceased, bringing comfort to the relatives.

A funeral procession can also pause awhile outside your loved ones home for family, neighbours and friends, who cannot be at the ceremony, to say their farewells.  The journey may then pass personal landmarks that were of significance to the loved one. One family asked the funeral director to drive past all the local pubs as friends raised a glass of real ale to show their respect. 

In this new era of social distancing there are still many ways of showing we care. 


Latest Wedding Advice – July 4th 2020

The Government have updated their advice:

“From 4 July, weddings and civil partnerships will be allowed to take place. You should only invite close friends and family, up to a maximum of 30 people. The wedding exception is for wedding ceremonies only. Large wedding receptions or parties should of course not be taking place. Wedding celebrations can only happen when people follow the guidance of six people outdoors, support bubbles, or two households indoors or outdoors. It is critical for these guidelines to be observed to keep you and your family and friends as safe as possible”

What does this mean to couples who want to get married and also have all their friends and family with them?

Go ahead with the legal marriage as soon as you can within these guidelines – even just with two witnesses.  Remember that Registrars are getting booked up very quickly at the moment. 

Then plan the wonderful celebration that you have always dreamed of, free of all legal restrictions, when you can all get together again.

I will help you plan the perfect ceremony unique to you both just as I did for Joyce and Jiapeng last year at Bovey Castle.

Contact Sarah on 07870763304 for more details

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