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Bishop blesses funeral parlour

A UNIQUE funeral home has been blessed by the Bishop of Chelmsford.

Secure Haven Independent Funeral Directors, in Margaretting, was set up this year by husband and wife team Paul and Cheryl Yarwood off the back of their own personal experience of losing loved ones.

The couple, of Chelmsford, were determined to find a more caring and affordable way to give families everything they needed while going through the grieving process.

The family-run business now offers a complete service, from the moment a person dies, through to helping arrange the perfect personalised send-off.

The funeral home, based in the countryside at The Essex

Barn, has been given a huge seal of approval by Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell, who blessed the chapels of rest.

Mrs Yarwood said of the special event: “The Bishop made us laugh and shed a few tears together, as we spent time to remember those we have lost.

“During his very engaging service, he reminded us we are here to help families to cry as we aid them along the journey to say final their goodbyes, then help them to laugh as they remember fond times shared.”

The Secure Haven team – including funeral director Kate Brew – pride themselves on offering not only comforting, homely surroundings, but also transparent pricing.