Carol service to remember loved ones

 L-R, Rachael Green, Emma Kneeshaw and Ann Kitto place Christmas stars on a Christmas tree (to order photos ring 353597)

L-R, Rachael Green, Emma Kneeshaw and Ann Kitto place Christmas stars on a Christmas tree (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photo by Dave Barry

A Scarborough funeral director is hosting a carols-by-candlelight service for families and friends to remember loved ones who have passed away.

Ann Kitto, manager of B. Bernard & Sons on Prospect Road, says: “With Christmas approaching, we reflect on the year gone by and appreciate the value of families and communities living and working together.

“With this in mind, we are planning to celebrate Christmas with a special carol service at Albemarle Baptist Church at 7pm on Wednesday 6 December”.

It will be open to all, Ann added. "We will be inviting all the families we have been privileged to look after this year, as there is no better time than Christmas to share warmth, memories and the festive spirit with family, friends and the local community”.

The chamber choir from St Augustine's School, led by Oliver Barron, will take part in the service.

There will be an opportunity for people to write a message on a Christmas star to remember absent loved ones and place it on a Christmas tree.

Afterwards, mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the church rooms.

Ann says: “Please come along and start your Christmas with us at our carols-by-candlelight service”.

B. Bernard & Sons is a well-established funeral director and has been part of the community in Scarborough, Filey and Hunmanby for many years, with new branches on Ramshill Road and Scalby Road.

The firm provides a 24-hour service and is part of Dignity, a British company that has funeral directors in towns and cities across the UK.