The Churchwardens sadly have to to let you know that Steve passed away on Saturday 4th April. He was with his wife Melanie and very peaceful, listening to his favourite worship music at the time.
Arrangements for his funeral will follow. As you will be aware this will have to be for family members only, due to the Corona Virus restrictions but the plan is in due course to have a celebration service in one of our churches at a later date when all will be welcome.
Melanie thanks everyone for their prayers and support during Steve’s illness which have been a great support to them both.
These are some prayers from Rev’d Frances Dower:
You may like to light a candle at home, and sit quietly with these prayers.
A Prayer for Steve
into whose hands Jesus Christ
commended his spirit at the last hour:
into those same hands we now commend your servant Steve,
that death may be for him
the gate to life and to eternal fellowship with you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
A Prayer for Melanie and her family
Most merciful God,
whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
surround the family of Steve with your love,
that they may be comforted in their loss,
have confidence in your goodness,
and strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen