Service to remember loved ones held in Alton

Sunday 14th August 2022 6:00 am
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From left: Jenny, from Eggar’s School, Christine Mintrim and Anne Heath, who served cakes, scones and hot drinks after the Forget-Me-Not service at All Saints Church in Alton, July 2022.
From left: Jenny, from Eggar’s School, Christine Mintrim and Anne Heath (All Saints Church )

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All Saints Church in Alton hosted this year’s Forget-Me-Not church service, followed by afternoon tea in the church hall with Mick the Mic’s memory lane karaoke.

It was attended by 80 people who had lost loved ones or were supporting others struggling with illness. Names of those who died were read out and Revd Wendy Burnhams gave an address supported by readings from Kate Powell, Alton’s Anna Chaplain, and Karen Murrell of Dementia Friendly Alton.

Those attending received a keepsake angel made from Bible pages designed by Becky Shayler. A raffle and tombola raised £261 for Dementia Friendly Alton. Volunteers Jenny, from Eggar’s School, Christine Mintrim and Anne Heath served cakes, scones and hot drinks.

Heather Strange, 81, whose husband died 18 months ago, said: “I felt Revd Burnhams was speaking to me personally about my own loss.

“It was particularly poignant because my husband’s funeral was held in this church, but despite that it’s been the most enjoyable day in my life since then.”

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