During lockdown I completed a course in funeral celebrancy and am now a certificated member of The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

This has long been an ambition of mine. I have been asked on several occasions to conduct a service for the laying of ashes in our Garden of Remembrance and I have found this most fulfilling, rewarding and an honour. I wanted to be able to enhance this service and feel the course has better equipped me to do the best for those requesting this service.

We are therefore at present able to offer a service with the laying of ashes for any member who requests it.  

Looking to the future, when we have refurbished our chapels, we would like to be able to offer a Celebration of Life to all our members. This will include a service in our new chapel, laying of ashes if requested and an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones. We also hope to be able to provide space for refreshments or catering depending on your wishes.

This service is provided by The Seekers Trust and all funds will go towards the upkeep of our work.
Please contact the office for further information. – Kathy Searle

Our service of Remembrance Sunday 4th July at 2pm

It has been an extremely quiet time for us at The Seekers Trust although we have manned the office daily and still conduct our prayer circles regularly. Requests for help and support come in daily but we have been unable to offer hands on healing, to run our healing course or indeed to hold the most precious occasion of the year – Rose Day. Sadly, this year we will again be unable to conduct our usual service. Although we are all hoping for restrictions to be lifted by 21st June the Trustees have decided that it would be impossible to cater for Rose Day again this year. However, as we did last year we will be photographing all your roses for you and on Sunday 4th July I will conduct prayers around the cross in the Rose Garden at 2pm and would ask those who wish to join us in spirit from your own homes, please do so. If possible, I will try to organise some sort of online service for you to join in with. Please follow our Facebook page and our website for more information nearer to the time. We are so sad to have to cancel this as Rose Day is steeped in history and until last year it has never had to be cancelled since 1933! It is not necessary to have a Rose in our Garden of Remembrance to join us in thought for those loved ones you may have lost during these very difficult times. – Kathy Searle