David's funeral was the most moving occasion. It was attended
by Bishop Christopher, Archdeacon Gavin, those from the veterinary and
choral worlds, the local and wider church, and many others, some 600 in
total (although we lost count!), half of whom managed to find a place in
the church. The rest of us ignored the occasionally inclement
weather outside as we were wrapped up in the service as broadcast by
loudspeaker. Our Rector, Reverend Will Hughes, explained that
David had had no greater wish than to fill St. Mary's and now he had
more than succeeded. He will be missed greatly by us all.
To give a possibly unusual indication of the number of visitors to
the parish, this is a photograph of the parking on the Recreation
Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of everything.